Bombazine

Bom`ba*zine"

(), n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinus silken, bombycinum a silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyx silk, silkworm, Gr. . Cf. Bombast, Bombycinous.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments.
[Sometimes spelt bombasin, and bombasine.]
Tomlinson.
[1913 Webster]

 

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