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chal·lis

 (shăl′ē)
n.
A soft, lightweight, usually printed fabric made of wool, cotton, or rayon.

[Possibly from the surname Challis.]

challis

(ˈʃælɪ; -lɪs) or

challie

n
(Textiles) a lightweight plain-weave fabric of wool, cotton, etc, usually with a printed design
[C19: probably from a surname]

chal•lis

(ˈʃæl i)

n.
a soft plain-weave fabric in wool, cotton, or rayon, usu. in a small print.
[1840–50; perhaps after Challis, a surname]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.challis - a soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)
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"
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Daniel Challis, from Walsall, was born pale and floppy and had to be resuscitated by doctors at Walsall Manor Hospital when he was born in May 2003.
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According to Jones Lang LaSalle head of residential research Adam Challis, the robust demand for London residential property continues to be globally driven, more diversely so than ever.
JLL head of residential research Adam Challis said the robust demand for London residential property continues to be globally driven, more diversely so than ever.