challis

noun
chal·​lis | \ ˈsha-lē How to pronounce challis (audio) \
plural challises\ ˈsha-​lēz How to pronounce challis (audio) \

Definition of challis

: a lightweight soft clothing fabric made of cotton, wool, or synthetic yarns

First Known Use of challis

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for challis

probably from the name Challis

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“Challis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/challis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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