jaconet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi जगन्नाथ / Urdu جگنّاتھ (jagannāth), former name of Puri in India, where the material came from. Compare juggernaut.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒækənɪt/

Noun[edit]

jaconet (countable and uncountable, plural jaconets)

  1. A type of cotton cloth, especially as dyed and waterproofed.
    • 1979: It really was beautifully executed, more like a forgery than a copy, for the copyist had laid it down on a jaconet backing and had even added a cachet de vente, a couple of collectors' marks and a museum reference numer. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, After You with the Pistol (Penguin 2001, p. 321)