monk's cloth

noun

: a coarse heavy fabric in basket weave made originally of worsted and used for monk's habits but now chiefly of cotton or linen and used for draperies

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monk's cloth was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Monk's cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monk%27s%20cloth. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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