per·​cale | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈkāl How to pronounce percale (audio) , ˈpər-ˌkāl; (ˌ)pər-ˈkal How to pronounce percale (audio) \

Definition of percale

: a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses

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Recent Examples on the Web Nestwell’s line also includes cotton sateen sheets, breathable cotton percale sheets and sheets made from organic cotton. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New and Notable: Face masks, speakers, dog toys and more," 29 Mar. 2021 The brand offers a range of high-quality bedding, including sheet sets (from flannel to percale), down comforters, mattress toppers, and more. Malia Griggs, SELF, "The 19 Best Black Friday Bedding and Mattress Deals Going on Now," 27 Nov. 2020 The Classic Collection — 100% cotton percale weave bedding — retails for $32 - $188. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, "Brooklinen Just Relaunched Its Adorable Brooklittles Bedding Line for Kids," 3 Sep. 2020 The classic sheets from Brooklinen are the real deal: The 270 thread-count percale sheets are designed to keep hot sleepers cool and cold sleepers warm. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "19 Practical (But Heartfelt) Gifts to Give This Christmas," 6 Oct. 2020 The durable cotton percale was strong, pill-resistant, and shrink-resistant in our Lab's tests. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "10 Best Duvet Covers, According to Bedding Experts," 11 June 2020 This covers 100 percent cotton percale 300- to 400-thread-count sheets. Kelley Carter, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Bedsheets to Enhance Your Sleep and Your Room," 10 June 2020 This cotton percale sheet set is loved by Target shoppers, with more than 900 reviews and a 4.5-star rating. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "13 sheet sets perfect for summer sleeping," 8 July 2020 The company’s best-selling 500 thread count percale sheets (starting at $200; are made in Italy from long staple Egyptian cotton, creating a super crisp, high-end feel. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Luxury linens that are worth the price," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of percale

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for percale

ultimately from Persian pargāla

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8 Apr 2021

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“Percale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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