cambric

noun

cam·​bric ˈkām-brik How to pronounce cambric (audio)
1
: a fine thin white linen fabric
2
: a cotton fabric that resembles cambric

Word History

Etymology

Dutch Kamerijk Cambrai, France

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cambric was in the 14th century

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“Cambric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cambric. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

cambric

noun
cam·​bric ˈkām-brik How to pronounce cambric (audio)
: a fine thin white linen or cotton fabric

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