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baize

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noun \ˈbāz\

Definition of baize

  1. :  a coarse woolen or cotton fabric napped to imitate felt



Origin and Etymology of baize

Middle French baies, plural of baie baize, from feminine of bai bay-colored — more at bay


First Known Use: 1578


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