noun (plural challises) Etymology: probably from the name Challis Date: 1836 a lightweight soft clothing fabric made of cotton, wool, or synthetic yarns

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  • Challis — may refer to: Places Challis, Idaho Challis, New Zealand People James Challis, British clergyman and astronomer who observed the planet Neptune at least twice prior to its discovery but failed to recognise it as a planet John Challis, British… …   Wikipedia

  • Challis — steht für: Challis (Neuseeland), Ort in Neuseeland Challis (Idaho), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Challis (Mondkrater), nach James Challis benannter Krater auf dem Mond Challis ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Christopher Challis (* 1919),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Challis — Challis, ID U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 909 Housing Units (2000): 525 Land area (2000): 1.779481 sq. miles (4.608835 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.023415 sq. miles (0.060645 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.802896 sq. miles (4.669480 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Challis — Chal lis, n. [F. chaly, challis, a stuff made of goat s hair.] A soft and delicate woolen, or woolen and silk, fabric, for ladies dresses. [Written also {chally}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • challis — type of fabric for ladies dresses, 1849, of unknown origin, perhaps from the surname …   Etymology dictionary

  • challis — (izg. čȅlis) m DEFINICIJA lagana tkanina od vunenih i svilenih niti s cvjetnim uzorkom; danas od vune, pamuka i sintetičnih vlakana ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • challis — [shal′ē] n. [< ?] a soft, lightweight fabric of wool, cotton, rayon, etc., usually printed with a design …   English World dictionary

  • Challis — La ville de Challis est le siège du comté de Custer, situé dans l Idaho, aux États Unis. v · sièges de comtés de l’État de l’Idaho …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Challis — This unusual surname is of Norman origin, and is a locational name from Eschalles, a place in Pas de Calais, which gets its name from the plural form of the Old French eschelle , ladder, ultimately from the Latin scala . The name was introduced… …   Surnames reference

  • challis — /shal ee/, n. a soft fabric of plain weave in wool, cotton, rayon, or other staple fiber, either in a solid color or, more often, a small print. Also, challie, chally. [1840 50; perh. after Challis, a surname] * * * …   Universalium

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