piña cloth

noun
pi·​ña cloth | \ ˈpēn-yə- How to pronounce piña cloth (audio) \

Definition of piña cloth

: a lustrous transparent cloth of Philippine origin that is woven of silky pineapple fibers

First Known Use of piña cloth

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piña cloth

Spanish piña pineapple, pine cone, from Latin pinea pine cone — more at pineal

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“Piña cloth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pi%C3%B1a%20cloth. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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