From French cretonne, of unknown origin.
cretonne (countable and uncountable, plural cretonnes)
- A strong, heavy fabric of cotton, linen or rayon, used to make curtains and upholstery.
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 58
- Mrs. Strickland had moved with the times. Gone were the Morris papers and gone the severe cretonnes, gone were the Arundel prints that had adorned the walls of her drawing-room in Ashley Gardens; […]
strong cotton, linen or rayon fabric