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or par·ra·mat·ta  (păr′ə-măt′ə)
A fine, lightweight silk and wool or cotton and wool dress fabric.

[After Parramatta.]


(ˌpærəˈmætə) or


(Textiles) a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments
[C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced]
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James Dunlop discovered them on May 28, 1826, with the 9-inch reflector at his home in Parramatta, New South Wales.
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Discovered by James Dunlop in 1826 during the course of his survey of the southern sky from Parramatta, New South Wales, NGC 3201 is somewhat less condensed as globulars go.