barathea

noun

bar·​a·​thea ˌber-ə-ˈthē-ə How to pronounce barathea (audio)
ˌba-rə-
: 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

Etymology

from Barathea, a trademark

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barathea. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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