grass cloth
noun Date: 1857 a lustrous plain textile of usually loosely woven fibers

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  • Grass cloth — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grass cloth — n. a cloth made of plant fibers, as of jute or hemp …   English World dictionary

  • Grass-cloth — Grass cloth, Chinagras, s. Ramie …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • grass cloth — grass′ cloth n. tex a loosely woven fabric made from vegetable fibers …   From formal English to slang

  • grass cloth — noun Etymology: translation of Chinese (Pekingese) hsia4 pu4 : a lustrous, plain, and usually loosely woven textile made chiefly in the Orient from various grass or other vegetable fibers and used chiefly for garments and table linens; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • grass cloth — a fabric made from tough vegetable fibers, used for table linens, wall coverings, etc. Also, grasscloth. Also called Canton linen, China grass cloth. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • grass cloth — /ˈgras klɒθ/ (say grahs kloth) noun a cloth made from the fibres of grass, jute, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • grass-cloth — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grass-cloth plant — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • China grass cloth. — See grass cloth. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

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