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 (bə-tēst′, bă-)
A fine, plain-woven fabric made from various fibers and used especially for clothing.

[French, from Old French, perhaps after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century textile maker.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses
[C17: from French, from Old French toile de baptiste, probably after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century French weaver, its reputed inventor]


(bəˈtist, bæ-)

a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.
[1690–1700; < French; Middle French (toile de) ba(p)tiste, after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been its first maker]
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Noun1.batiste - a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric; used for shirts or dresses
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"


[bæˈtiːst] Nbatista f


nBatist m
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A short stout man of about thirty, in white breeches and high boots and a batiste shirt that he had evidently only just put on, standing in that room, and his valet was buttoning on to the back of his breeches a new pair of handsome silk-embroidered braces that, for some reason, attracted Rostov's attention.
Sentencing him Recorder Simon Batiste said: "You were shouting and screaming and lashing out as you tried to avoid your arrest.
22 are: North/South: Ken Kenny and Bob Batiste, 60.
7% primarily due to A&H liquid and unit dose laundry detergent, A&H cat litter, Batiste dry shampoo, vitamins and Oxiclean additives, partially offset by a decline in sales of A&H powder laundry detergent and Spinbrush toothbrushes.
If you sometimes find the scents a bit overpowering - good news - new Batiste Bare has hardly any fragrance so won't clash with your perfume.
Pack a nifty little Batiste Dry Shampoo On The Go in Tropical.
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salee and Batiste Sornin.
Ella is fronting the Ready For It campaign for Batiste and performed at London's Sanderson Hotel last night.
We can never get enough of Batiste's ever-growing collection of sprays and have now fallen for Batiste Care & Vitality, right.