noun per·pet·u·a·na \pə(r)ˌpechəˈwänə\

Definition of perpetuana



  1. :  a durable usually wool or worsted fabric made in England from the late 16th through the 18th centuries

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Origin and Etymology of perpetuana

Latin perpetuus continuous, perpetual + -ana, feminine of -anus -an

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to cast off or become cast off

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