variants or silkoline or less commonly silkolene
¦silkə¦lēn -iu̇k-
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Silkaline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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