jaconet

noun

jac·​o·​net ˈja-kə-ˌnet How to pronounce jaconet (audio)
: a lightweight cotton cloth used for clothing and bandages

Word History

Etymology

modification of Hindi & Urdu jagannāthī, from Jagannāth, seaport in India

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jaconet was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Jaconet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaconet. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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