bark cloth

noun

Definition of bark cloth

1 : a papery fabric made from the bark of certain trees usually by retting and beating specifically : tapa cloth
2 : a loosely woven cotton or rayon cloth resembling linen but with a heavier fiber and used for drapes, slipcovers, or bedspreads

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“Bark cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bark%20cloth. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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