per·​ca·​line ˌpər-kə-ˈlēn How to pronounce percaline (audio)
: a lightweight cotton fabric
especially : a glossy fabric used for bookbindings

Word History


French, from percale

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of percaline was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Percaline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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