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: 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


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

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“Coutil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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