silkaline

noun
silk·​a·​line
variants: or silkoline or less commonly silkolene \ ¦silkə¦lēn -​iu̇k-​ \
plural -s

Definition of silkaline

: a soft light cotton fabric in plain weave with a smooth lustrous finish similar to silk used plain or printed especially for curtains and linings

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History and Etymology for silkaline

silkaline, silkolene, from silk + -aline, -olene, alteration of -oline (as in crinoline); silkoline from silk + -oline

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“Silkaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silkaline. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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