dimity

noun
dim·​i·​ty | \ ˈdi-mə-tē How to pronounce dimity (audio) \
plural dimities

Definition of dimity

: a sheer usually corded cotton fabric of plain weave in checks or stripes

First Known Use of dimity

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dimity

alteration of Middle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Middle Greek dimitos of double thread, from Greek di- + mitos warp thread

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“Dimity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimity. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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