dowlas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Doullens, a town of Picardy, in France, formerly celebrated for this manufacture.

Noun[edit]

dowlas (countable and uncountable, plural dowlases)

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  1. A coarse linen cloth made in the north of England and in Scotland, later replaced by calico.
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