cloque

noun
clo·​que | \ klō-ˈkā How to pronounce cloque (audio) , ˈklō-ˌkā \
variants: or less commonly cloqué

Definition of cloque

1 : a fabric with an embossed design
2 : a fabric especially of piqué with small woven figures

First Known Use of cloque

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cloque

French cloqué, from past participle of cloquer to become blistered, from French dialect (Picard) cloque bell, bubble, from Medieval Latin clocca bell — more at clock

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“Cloque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloque. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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