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bombazine

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noun bom·ba·zine \ˌbäm-bə-ˈzēn\

Definition of bombazine

  1. 1 :  a twilled fabric with silk warp and worsted filling

  2. 2 :  a silk fabric in twill weave dyed black



Origin of bombazine

Middle French bombasin, from Medieval Latin bombacinum, bombycinum silken texture, from Latin, neuter of bombycinus of silk, from bombyc-, bombyx


First Known Use: 1572


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