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dim·i·ty

 (dĭm′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. dim·i·ties
A sheer, crisp cotton fabric with raised woven stripes or checks, used chiefly for curtains and dresses.

[Middle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimiton, from neuter of dimitos, double-threaded : di-, two; see di-1 + mitos, thread.]

dimity

(ˈdɪmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Textiles)
a. a light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares
b. (as modifier): a dimity bonnet.
[C15: from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimiton, from di-1 + mitos thread of the warp]

dim•i•ty

(ˈdɪm ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
a thin cotton fabric woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin dimettum < Greek dímiton, n. use of neuter of dímitos double-threaded]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dimity - a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
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"
Translations

dimity

nDimitz m
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