cretonne

noun
cre·tonne | \ ˈkrē-ˌtän , kri-ˈtän \

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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