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also tar·le·tan  (tär′lə-tən, -lə-tn)
A thin, stiffly starched muslin in open plain weave.

[French tarlatane, alteration of earlier tarnatane.]
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(Textiles) an open-weave cotton fabric, used for stiffening garments
[C18: from French tarlatane, variant of tarnatane type of muslin, perhaps of Indian origin]
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(ˈtɑr lə tn)

a thin, stiffened, open-mesh cotton fabric.
[1720–30; < French tarlatane]
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