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clo·quealso clo·qué (klō-kā′)
A cotton, silk, or rayon fabric with a raised woven pattern and a puckered or quilted look.
[French cloqué, past participle of cloquer, to become blistered, from cloque, blister, from Medieval Latin clocca, bell; see clock1.]
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a. a fabric with an embossed surface
b. (as modifier): a cloqué dress.
[from French, literally: blistered]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
any fabric woven with an irregular raised design in a puckered or blistered effect.
[1945–50; < French cloqué blistered < dial. French (Picard) cloque bell, blister (see cloak)]
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