monk's cloth


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monk's cloth

(mŭngks)
n.
A heavy cotton cloth in a coarse basket weave.
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monk's cloth

n
(Textiles) a heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads
[C19: so called because a similar material was used for making monks' habits]
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monk's′ cloth`


n.
a heavy cotton fabric in a basket weave used for curtains, bedspreads, etc.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.monk's cloth - a heavy cloth in basket weavemonk's cloth - a heavy cloth in basket weave  
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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