noun \(ˌ)pər-ˈkāl, ˈpər-ˌ; (ˌ)pər-ˈkal\

Definition of PERCALE

:  a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses

Origin of PERCALE

ultimately from Persian pargāla
First Known Use: 1840


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