bombazine
noun Etymology: Middle French bombasin, from Medieval Latin bombacinum, bombycinum silken texture, from Latin, neuter of bombycinus of silk, from bombyc-, bombyx Date: 1572 1. a twilled fabric with silk warp and worsted filling 2. a silk fabric in twill weave dyed black

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  • Bombazine — Bombazine, or bombasine, is a fabric originally made of silk or silk and wool, and now also made of cotton and wool or of wool alone. Good bombazine is made with a silk warp and a worsted weft. It is twilled or corded and used for dress material …   Wikipedia

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bombazine — (also bombasine, bambazine), 1550s, from Fr. bombasin (14c.) cotton cloth, from M.L. bombacinium silk texture, from L.L. bombycinium, neut. of bombycinius silken, from bombyx silk, silkworm, from Gk. bombyx. The post classical transfer of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bombazine — s. f. O mesmo que bombazina …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • bombazine — ► NOUN ▪ a twilled dress fabric of worsted and silk or cotton. ORIGIN French bombasin, from Latin bombycinus silken , from Greek bombux silkworm …   English terms dictionary

  • bombazine — [bäm΄bə zēn′, bäm′bə zēn΄] n. [Fr bombasin < ML bombacinium, silk texture < bombax: see BOMBAST] a twilled cloth of silk or rayon with worsted, often dyed black …   English World 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

  • bombazine — noun A fabric made from silk, wool or cotton dyed black …   Wiktionary

  • bombazine — (entrée créée par le supplément) (bon ba zi n ) s. f. Nom, chez les fabricants d Amiens, d une étoffe dont la chaîne est en soie et la trame en laine, Enquête, Traité de comm. avec l Angleterre, t. III, p. 605 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • bombazine — twilled silk and worsted fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

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