cou·til | \küˈtē(ə)l, -til\
plural -s

Definition of coutil 

: a firm durable cotton or cotton and rayon fabric that is usually woven in herringbone twill and is used especially for foundation garments and suitings

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History and Etymology for coutil

French, from Old French, smooth tightly woven cloth used for covering mattresses, from coute quilt, mattress

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