Acrilan(trademark)an acrylic fibre or fabric, characterized by strength, softness, and crease-resistance and used for clothing, upholstery, carpets, etc alpacaa glossy fabric simulating this, used for linings, etc armurea silk or wool fabric with a small cobbled pattern baizea woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables balbriggana knitted unbleached cotton fabric baratheaa fabric made of silk and wool or cotton and rayon, used esp for coats barègea light silky gauze fabric made of wool batistea fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses bayaderea fabric or design with horizontal stripes, esp of a bright colour beigea fabric made of undyed or unbleached wool bengalinea heavy corded fabric, esp silk with woollen or cotton cord bird's-eyea pattern in linen and cotton fabrics, made up of small diamond shapes with a dot in the centre of each bobbineta netted fabric of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine bombazine or bombasinea twilled fabric, esp one with a silk warp and worsted weft, formerly worn dyed black for mourning boucléa curled or looped yarn or fabric giving a thick knobbly effect brilliantinea glossy fabric made of mohair and cotton broadclothfabric woven on a wide loom brocadea rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads buckskina strong satin-woven woollen fabric buntinga coarse, loosely woven cotton fabric used for flags, etc burlapa coarse fabric woven from jute, hemp, or the like calamancoa glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only calicoa white or unbleached cotton fabric with no printed design cambrica fine white linen or cotton fabric camleta soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia cavalry twilla strong woollen twill fabric used for trousers, etc challis or challiea lightweight plain-weave fabric of wool, cotton, etc, usually with a printed design chambraya smooth light fabric of cotton, linen, etc, with white weft and a coloured warp Charmeuse(trademark)a lightweight fabric with a satin-like finish cheeseclotha loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese chenillea thick soft tufty silk or worsted velvet cord or yarn used in embroidery and for trimmings, etc cheviotchiffona fine transparent or almost transparent plain-weave fabric of silk, nylon, etc chintza printed patterned cotton fabric, with glazed finish cilicea haircloth fabric or garment cirésuch a surface on a fabric cloquéa fabric with an embossed surface corda ribbed fabric, esp corduroy corduroya heavy cotton pile fabric with lengthways ribs cottonany substance, such as kapok (silk cotton), resembling cotton but obtained from other plants cottonadea coarse fabric of cotton or mixed fibres, used for work clothes, etc cotton flannela plain-weave or twill-weave fabric with nap on one side only covert clotha twill-weave cotton or worsted suiting fabric crepe or crapea light cotton, silk, or other fabric with a fine ridged or crinkled surface cretonnea heavy cotton or linen fabric with a printed design, used for furnishing Crimplene(trademark)a synthetic material similar to Terylene, characterized by its crease-resistance crinolinea stiff fabric, originally of horsehair and linen used in lining garments cypress or cyprusa fabric, esp a fine silk, lawn, or crepelike material, often black and worn as mourning Dacron(trademark)a synthetic polyester fiber or a washable, wrinkle-resistant fabric made from it damaska reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc delainea sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric denima hard-wearing twill-weave cotton fabric used for trousers, work clothes, etc diamantéa fabric so covered dimitya light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares Donegal tweeddraba fabric of a dull grey or brown colour drabbeta yellowish-brown fabric of coarse linen Dralon(trademark)an acrylic fibre fabric used esp for upholstery druggeta coarse fabric used as a protective floor-covering, etc ducka heavy cotton fabric of plain weave, used for clothing, tents, etc dungareea coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc duvetyn, duvetine, or duvetynea soft napped velvety fabric of cotton, silk, wool, or rayon etamine or etamina cotton or worsted fabric of loose weave, used for clothing, curtains, etc façonné or faconnesuch a fabric faillea soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta fearnought or fearnaughta heavy woollen fabric felta matted fabric of wool, hair, etc, made by working the fibres together under pressure or by heat or chemical action fishnetan open mesh fabric resembling netting flannela soft light woollen fabric with a slight nap, used for clothing fleecesheepskin or a fabric with soft pile, used as a lining for coats, etc folk weavea type of fabric with a loose weave foularda soft light fabric of plain-weave or twill-weave silk or rayon, usually with a printed design friezea heavy woollen fabric with a long nap, used for coats, etc friséa fabric with a long normally uncut nap used for upholstery and rugs fura pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur fustiana hard-wearing fabric of cotton mixed with flax or wool with a slight nap gaberdinegalateaa strong twill-weave cotton fabric, striped or plain, for clothing georgettea thin silk or cotton crepe fabric with a mat finish ginghama cotton fabric, usually woven of two coloured yarns in a checked or striped design gloriaa silk, wool, cotton, or nylon fabric used esp for umbrellas Gore-Tex(trademark)a type of synthetic fabric which is waterproof yet allows the wearer's skin to breathe; used for sportswear gossamera gauze or silk fabric of the very finest texture grograma coarse fabric of silk, wool, or silk mixed with wool or mohair, often stiffened with gum, formerly used for clothing gros de Londresa lightweight shiny ribbed silk fabric, the ribs alternating between wide and narrow between different colours or between different textures of yarn grosgraina heavy ribbed silk or rayon fabric or tape for trimming clothes, etc gunny mainly US)a coarse hard-wearing fabric usually made from jute and used for sacks, etc Harris Tweed(trademark)a hand-woven tweed made only by residents in the Outer Hebrides from locally dyed and spun wool hessiana coarse jute fabric similar to sacking, used for bags, upholstery, etc honana silk fabric of rough weave hopsacka roughly woven fabric of wool, cotton, etc, used for clothing huckaback or hucka coarse absorbent linen or cotton fabric used for towels and informal shirts, etc India printa colourful cotton fabric, with a block-printed pattern, made in India jaconeta light cotton fabric used for clothing, bandages, etc Jacquard or Jacquard weavea fabric in which the design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on jeana tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etc jerseya machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc, used for clothing khakia hard-wearing fabric of this colour, used esp for military uniforms kincoba fine silk fabric embroidered with threads of gold or silver, of a kind made in India knita fabric or garment made by knitting lacea delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc, woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures lambskina cotton or woollen fabric resembling this skin laméa fabric of silk, cotton, or wool interwoven with threads of metal lawna fine linen or cotton fabric, used for clothing leatherlinena hard-wearing fabric woven from the spun fibres of flax linsey-woolseya thin rough fabric of linen warp and coarse wool or cotton filling lislea strong fine cotton thread or fabric Lurex(trademark)fabric containing such thread, which gives it a glittering appearance Lycra(trademark)a type of synthetic elastic fabric and fibre used for tight-fitting garments, such as swimming costumes madrasa strong fine cotton or silk fabric, usually with a woven stripe maraboufabric made of this marocaina fabric of ribbed crepe marquisettea leno-weave fabric of cotton, silk, etc marseille or marseillesa strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern, used for bedspreads, etc meltona heavy smooth woollen fabric with a short nap, used esp for overcoats messalinea light lustrous twilled-silk fabric mohaira fabric made from the yarn of this hair and cotton or wool moire or moiréa fabric, usually silk, having a watered effect moleskina hard-wearing cotton fabric of twill weave used for work clothes, etc monk's clotha heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads moquettea thick velvety fabric used for carpets, upholstery, etc moreena heavy, usually watered, fabric of wool or wool and cotton, used esp in furnishing mousselinea fine fabric made of rayon or silk mulla light muslin fabric of soft texture muslina fine plain-weave cotton fabric nainsooka light soft plain-weave cotton fabric, used esp for babies' wear nankeen or nankina hard-wearing buff-coloured cotton fabric needlecorda corduroy fabric with narrow ribs netan openwork fabric of string, rope, wire, etc; mesh ninona fine strong silky fabric nun's cloth or veilinga thin soft plain-weave silk or worsted fabric used for veils, dresses, etc oilskina cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof organdiea fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses organzaa thin stiff fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, etc organzinefabric made of such threads Orlon(trademark)a crease-resistant acrylic fibre or fabric used for clothing, furnishings, etc ottomana corded fabric Oxforda lightweight fabric of plain or twill weave used esp for men's shirts paduasoya rich strong silk fabric used for hangings, vestments, etc paisley patternpannea lightweight velvet fabric paramatta or parramattaa lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments peau de soiea rich reversible silk or rayon fabric percalea close-textured woven cotton fabric, plain or printed, used esp for sheets percalinea fine light cotton fabric, used esp for linings petershama heavy woollen fabric used esp for coats piña clotha fine fabric made from the fibres of the pineapple leaf piquéa close-textured fabric of cotton, silk, or spun rayon woven with lengthwise ribs plusha fabric with a cut pile that is longer and softer than velvet pongeea thin plain-weave silk fabric from China or India, left in its natural colour poplina strong fabric, usually of cotton, in plain weave with fine ribbing, used for dresses, children's wear, etc poult or poult-de-soiea fine plain-weave fabric of silk, rayon, nylon, etc, with slight ribs across it prunella, prunelle, or prunelloa strong fabric, esp a twill-weave worsted, used for gowns and the uppers of some shoes rayonany fabric made from such a fibre russeta rough homespun fabric, reddish-brown in colour, formerly in use for clothing sailclothany of various fabrics from which sails are made samitea heavy fabric of silk, often woven with gold or silver threads, used in the Middle Ages for clothing sarcenet or sarseneta fine soft silk fabric formerly from Italy and used for clothing, ribbons, etc sateena glossy linen or cotton fabric, woven in such a way that it resembles satin satina fabric of silk, rayon, etc, closely woven to show much of the warp, giving a smooth glossy appearance satinet or satinettea thin or imitation satin saxonya fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc say (archaic)a type of fine woollen fabric schappea yarn or fabric made from waste silk scriman open-weave muslin or hessian fabric, used in upholstery, lining, building, and in the theatre to create the illusion of a solid wall or to suggest haziness, etc, according to the lighting seersuckera light cotton, linen, or other fabric with a crinkled surface and often striped sendala fine silk fabric used, esp in the Middle Ages, for ceremonial clothing, etc sergea twill-weave woollen or worsted fabric used for clothing shaga napped fabric, usually a rough wool shalloona light twill-weave woollen fabric used chiefly for coat linings, etc shantunga heavy silk fabric with a knobbly surface sharkskina smooth glossy fabric of acetate rayon, used for sportswear, etc sheetingfabric from which sheets are made shirtingfabric used in making men's shirts shoddya yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings silesiaa twill-weave fabric of cotton or other fibre, used esp for pockets, linings, etc silkthread or fabric made from this fibre silkalinea fine smooth cotton fabric used for linings, etc slipper satina fine satin fabric with a mat finish spandexa type of synthetic stretch fabric made from polyurethane fibre spun silkyarn or fabric made from silk waste stockineta machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc strouda coarse woollen fabric stuffthe raw material or fabric of something suitinga fabric used for suits suraha twill-weave fabric of silk or rayon, used for dresses, blouses, etc surat(formerly) a cotton fabric from the Surat area of India swan's-downa thick soft fabric of wool with silk, cotton, or rayon, used for infants' clothing, etc swanskina fine twill-weave flannel fabric swiss muslina fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures tabareta hard-wearing fabric of silk or similar cloth with stripes of satin or moire, used esp for upholstery tabbya fabric with a watered pattern, esp silk or taffeta taffetaa crisp lustrous plain-weave silk, rayon, etc, used esp for women's clothes tammya glazed woollen or mixed fabric, used for linings, undergarments, etc tarlatanan open-weave cotton fabric, used for stiffening garments tarpaulina heavy hard-wearing waterproof fabric made of canvas or similar material coated with tar, wax, or paint, for outdoor use as a protective covering against moisture tartana woollen fabric or garment with this design tattersalla fabric, sometimes brightly coloured, having stripes or bars in a checked or squared pattern terryan uncut loop in the pile of towelling or a similar fabric Terylene(trademark)a synthetic polyester fibre or fabric based on terephthalic acid, characterized by lightness and crease resistance and used for clothing, sheets, ropes, sails, etc ticktickinga strong cotton fabric, often striped, used esp for mattress and pillow covers tiffanya sheer fine gauzy fabric toilea transparent linen or cotton fabric towellingan absorbent fabric, esp with a nap, used for making towels, bathrobes, etc tricota thin rayon or nylon fabric knitted or resembling knitting, used for dresses, etc tricotinea twill-weave woollen fabric resembling gabardine tullea fine net fabric of silk, rayon, etc, used for evening dresses, as a trimming for hats, etc tussore, tusser, or (chiefly U.S.) tussaha fabric woven from this silk tweedtwillany fabric so woven veloursvelurevelvet or a similar fabric velveta fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, etc, with a thick close soft usually lustrous pile velveteena cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc Viyella(trademark)a soft fabric made of wool and cotton, used esp for blouses and shirts voilea light semitransparent fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, etc, used for dresses, scarves, shirts, etc wadmala coarse thick woollen fabric, formerly woven esp in Orkney and Shetland, for outer garments webbinga strong fabric of hemp, cotton, jute, etc, woven in strips and used under springs in upholstery or for straps, etc whipcorda strong worsted or cotton fabric with a diagonally ribbed surface wild silka fabric made from this, or from short fibres of silk designed to imitate it winceyettea plain-weave cotton fabric with slightly raised two-sided nap woolworsteda fabric made from this, with a hard smooth close-textured surface and no nap ▷ See fabric
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