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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.]
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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]
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a finely corded fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool, for dresses, draperies, etc.
[1700–10; < French popeline, earlier papeline < Italian papalina, feminine of papalino papal; so called from being made at the papal city of Avignon. See papal, -ine1]
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poplin[ˈpɒplɪn] N → popelina f
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n → Popeline f; poplin dress → Popelinekleid nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
poplin[ˈpɒplɪn] n → popeline f
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