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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.]
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n, pl -ties
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]
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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]
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