variants or doupioni or less commonly dupioni
or doupion or dupion
plural -s
: a usually large and uneven double silk thread reeled usually from two united cocoons and used in various fabrics (as shantung and pongee)
: a fabric of douppioni yarn

Word History


French & Italian; French doupion, from Italian doppione (plural doppioni) double cocoon made by two silkworms, augmentative of doppio double, from Latin duplus

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“Douppioni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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