toile de Jouy

noun (1)
\ ˌtwäl-də-ˈzhwē How to pronounce toile de Jouy (audio) \

Definition of toile de Jouy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground broadly : a similar printed fabric

Jouy print

noun (2)
\ zhəˈwē-, ˈzhwē-\

Definition of Jouy print (Entry 2 of 2)

: toile de jouy

First Known Use of toile de Jouy

Noun (1)

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toile de Jouy

Noun (1)

French, literally, cloth of Jouy, from Jouy-en-Josas, France

Noun (2)

Jouy-en-Josas, France, its original place of manufacture

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toilet bag

toilet cloth

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