barathea

barathea
noun Etymology: from Barathea, a trademark Date: 1862 a fabric that has a broken rib weave and a pebbly texture and that is made of silk, worsted, or synthetic fiber or a combination of these

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Barathea — Bar a*the a, n. A soft fabric with a kind of basket weave and a diapered pattern. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barathea — [bar΄ə thē′ə] n. [orig., a trademark < ?] a soft fabric made of silk and wool or rayon and cotton …   English World dictionary

  • barathea — /bar euh thee euh/, n. a closely woven fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or wool, having a pebbled surface. [1860 65; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • barathea — noun a soft fabric, made from various combinations of wool, silk and cotton, with a lightly ribbed surface …   Wiktionary

  • barathea — pebbly silk or worsted fabric with broken rib weave Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • barathea — n. soft fabric of silk and cotton, silk and wool, or all wool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barathea — [ˌbarə θɪə] noun a fine woollen cloth, sometimes mixed with silk or cotton, used for coats and suits. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • barathea — bar·a·thea …   English syllables

  • barathea — /bærəˈθiə/ (say baruh theeuh) noun 1. a fine fabric made of silk warp and woollen weft, or sometimes of cotton with wool or rayon, and used for men s and women s suits. –adjective 2. made of this fabric. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • barathea —   n. worsted fabric with twill hopsack weave; silk or silk and worsted fabric with lightly ribbed or pebbled weave …   Dictionary of difficult words

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