noun bom·ba·zine \ˌbäm-bə-ˈzēn\

Definition of bombazine

  1. 1 :  a twilled fabric with silk warp and worsted filling

  2. 2 :  a silk fabric in twill weave dyed black

Origin and Etymology of bombazine

Medieval French bombasin, from Medieval Latin bombacinum, bombycinum silken texture, from Latin, neuter of bombycinus of silk, from bombyc-, bombyx

First Known Use: 1572

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