bombasine
Bombazine Bom`ba*zine", n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinus silken, bombycinum a silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyx silk, silkworm, Gr. ?. Cf. {Bombast}, {Bombycinous}.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments. [Sometimes spelt {bombasin}, and {bombasine}.] --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bombasine — Bom ba*sine , n. Same as {Bombazine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bombasine — noun A fabric made from silk, wool or cotton dyed black I begin now to wish Id worn my little bombasine …   Wiktionary

  • bombasine — /bom beuh zeen , seen ; bom beuh zeen , seen /, n. bombazine. * * * …   Universalium

  • bombasine — n. fabric made of silk and wool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bombasine — /ˈbɒmbəzin/ (say bombuhzeen), /bɒmbəˈzin/ (say bombuh zeen) noun a fine twilled fabric with a silk warp and worsted weft, formerly much used (in black) for mourning. Also, bombazine. {French bombasin, from Late Latin bombasīnum, from bombax. See… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bombasine —   n. twilled, black, worsted, worsted with silk or worsted with cotton dress material.    ♦ bombazet(te), n. thin smooth surfaced worsted fabric …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bombasine — var. of BOMBAZINE …   Useful english dictionary

  • bombazine — /bom beuh zeen , bom beuh zeen /, n. a twill fabric constructed of a silk or rayon warp and worsted filling, often dyed black for mourning wear. Also, bombasine, bombazeen. [1545 55; earlier bombasin < MF < ML bombasinum, var. of BOMBYCINUM, n.… …   Universalium

  • bombasin — ⇒BOMBASIN, subst. masc. TEXT. Tissu de différentes natures, en particulier de soie, ou de fil et de coton. En jupe de bombasin (G. D ESPARBÈS, Les Yeux clairs, 1894, p. 20). Rem. Certains dict. (BESCH. 1845, Lar. 19e, LITTRÉ, GUÉRIN 1892, QUILLET …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bombasin — Bombazine Bom ba*zine , n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinus silken, bombycinum a silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyx silk, silkworm, Gr. ?. Cf. {Bombast}, {Bombycinous}.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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