habotai

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 羽二重 (habutae), meaning "as soft as down".

Noun[edit]

habotai (uncountable)

  1. A lightweight fabric resembling silk.
    • 2004 Monika Fagerholm, Translator Kathleen Tucker,The American Girl, Other Press 2009, p.61:
      They argued over whether it was silk taffeta or habotai.