Pina cloth
Pina cloth Pi"[~n]a cloth` [See {Pi[~n]a}.] A fine fabric for scarfs, handkerchiefs, embroidery, etc., woven from the fiber obtained from the leaf of the sterile pineapple plant. It is delicate, soft, and transparent, with a tinge of pale yellow. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • piña cloth — [pēn′yə] [< Sp piña, pineapple, orig., pine cone < L pinea < pineus, of pine < pinus,PINE1] a fabric made of the fibers of pineapple leaves …   English World dictionary

  • pina cloth — noun a fine cloth made from pineapple fibers • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile * * * ˈpēnyə noun Etymology: Spanish piña piña cloth, pineapple, pinecone, from Latin pinea pinecone more at pineal …   Useful english dictionary

  • piña cloth — noun Etymology: Spanish piña pineapple, pinecone, from Latin pinea pinecone more at pineal Date: circa 1858 a lustrous transparent cloth of Philippine origin that is woven of silky pineapple fibers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piña cloth — a fine, sheer fabric of pineapple leaf fiber, used esp. for lingerie. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • piña cloth — /ˈpinjə klɒθ/ (say peenyuh kloth) noun a fine, luxurious fabric, made from the fibre of pineapple leaves. {Spanish: pineapple, from Latin pīnea pine cone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Piña — is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple and is commonly used in the Philippines. It is sometimes combined with silk or polyester to create a textile fabric. The end fabric is lightweight, easy to care for and has an elegant appearance… …   Wikipedia

  • Pina — Pi [ n]a, n. [Sp., orig., pineapple, pine cone.] 1. (a) The pineapple. (b) Pi[ n]a cloth or the fiber of which it is made. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cloth of gold — This article is about the fabric. For the snail, see Conus textile. For the 16th century event, see Field of Cloth of Gold. Cloth of gold is a fabric woven with a gold wrapped or spun weft referred to as a spirally spun gold strip . In most cases …   Wikipedia

  • pineapple cloth — noun : piña cloth * * * pineapple cloth, = piña cloth. (Cf. ↑piña cloth) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chino cloth — Pants made from chino cloth. Chino cloth is a twill fabric, originally made of 100% cotton. Today it is also found in cotton synthetic blends. Developed in the mid 19th century for British and French military uniforms and known as khaki, it has… …   Wikipedia

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