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A ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, wool, or cotton, used in making clothing and upholstery.
[Obsolete French papeline, perhaps from Provençal papalino, feminine of papalin, papal (so called because it was first made at the papal town of Avignon), from Medieval Latin pāpālis, from Late Latin pāpa, pope; see pope.]
a. a strong fabric, usually of cotton, in plain weave with fine ribbing, used for dresses, children's wear, etc
b. (as modifier): a poplin shirt.
[C18: from French papeline, perhaps from Poperinge, a centre of textile manufacture in Flanders]
a finely corded fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool, for dresses, draperies, etc.
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