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From French doupion, Italian doppione, from doppio (double), Latin duplus. See double, and compare doubloon.


dupion (countable and uncountable, plural dupions)

  1. A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.
  2. The silk from a double cocoon.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 dupion in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)