galatea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Galatea, a British man-of-war, since the material was used for children's sailor suits.

Noun[edit]

galatea (plural galateas)

  1. (textiles) A strong cotton fabric with diagonal twill weave.

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Quotations[edit]

  • He wore a blue galatea shirt, corduroy trousers and riding boots. - "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories" by Katherine Mansfield (first published in 1912).