cretonne

noun
cre·​tonne | \ ˈkrē-ˌtän How to pronounce cretonne (audio) , kri-ˈtän How to pronounce cretonne (audio) \

Definition of cretonne

: a strong cotton or linen cloth used especially for curtains and upholstery

First Known Use of cretonne

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cretonne

French, from Creton, Normandy

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“Cretonne.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cretonne. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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