bar·​a·​thea ˌber-ə-ˈthē-ə How to pronounce barathea (audio)
: a fabric that has a broken rib weave and a pebbly texture and that is made of silk, worsted, or synthetic fiber or a combination of these

Word History


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First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barathea was in 1862

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“Barathea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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