coutil

noun

cou·​til
küˈtē(ə)l,
-til
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Coutil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coutil. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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