cretonne

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From French cretonne, of unknown origin.

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cretonne ‎(countable and uncountable, plural cretonnes)

  1. 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; []

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