plural -s
: a basket weave made with contrasting colors in the warp and weft
also : a fabric with such a weave woven usually from silk, rayon, and cotton

Word History


French natté, from past participle of natter to plait, braid, from natte mat, from Late Latin natta, alteration of matta

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“Natte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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