poplin

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Etymology[edit]

An alteration (taken as related to Pope) of French papeline, a distortion of Poperinge, a town in Flanders which was a centre for textile production.

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Noun[edit]

poplin (plural poplins)

  1. A fabric of many varieties, usually made of silk and worsted, -- used especially for women's dresses.

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