crinoline


crin·o·line

noun \ˈkri-nə-lən\

Definition of CRINOLINE

1
:  an open-weave fabric of horsehair or cotton that is usually stiffened and used especially for interlinings and millinery
2
:  a full stiff skirt or underskirt made of crinoline; also :  hoopskirt
crinoline or crin·o·lined \-lənd\ adjective

Origin of CRINOLINE

French, from Italian crinolino, from crino horsehair (from Latin crinis hair) + lino flax, linen, from Latin linum — more at crest
First Known Use: 1830

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