douppioni

noun doup·pi·o·ni \ˌdüpēˈōnē\\ˈdüpēˌōn\
variants: or

doupioni

less commonly

dupioni

\ˌdüpēˈōnē\ or

doupion

or

dupion

\ˈdüpēˌōn\

Definition of douppioni

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a usually large and uneven double silk thread reeled usually from two united cocoons and used in various fabrics (as shantung and pongee)

  2. 2 :  a fabric of douppioni yarn

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Origin and Etymology of douppioni

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


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