percaline

noun
per·​ca·​line | \ ˌpər-kə-ˈlēn How to pronounce percaline (audio) \

Definition of percaline

: a lightweight cotton fabric especially : a glossy fabric used for bookbindings

First Known Use of percaline

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for percaline

French, from percale

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“Percaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percaline. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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