bengaline

noun
ben·​ga·​line | \ ˈbeŋ-gə-ˌlēn How to pronounce bengaline (audio) \

Definition of bengaline

: a fabric with a crosswise rib made from textile fibers (such as rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool) often in combination

First Known Use of bengaline

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bengaline

French, from Bengal

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“Bengaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bengaline. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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