cheyney

noun
chey·​ney | \ ˈchānē \
plural -s

Definition of cheyney

: a woolen fabric in use during the 17th and 18th centuries

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History and Etymology for cheyney

probably from Persian chīnī Chinese

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“Cheyney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheyney. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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