piña cloth


pi·​ña cloth ˈpēn-yə- How to pronounce piña cloth (audio)
: a lustrous transparent cloth of Philippine origin that is woven of silky pineapple fibers

Word History


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

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piña cloth was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Piña cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pi%C3%B1a%20cloth. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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