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From Persian سقلاطون (saqlātūn, siqlātūn), probably a form of سقلاط‌گون (saqlāt-gūn, scarlet-coloured), from سقلات (> scarlet), of unknown origin. Compare ciclaton.


ciclatoun (countable and uncountable, plural ciclatouns)

  1. (obsolete) A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle Ages.
    • Chaucer
      His robe was of ciclatoun, / That coste many a Jane.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ciclatoun in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)