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Meaning of MATELASS'E

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mate`las`s['e]"\, a. [F., p.p. of matelasser to
    cushion, to cover as with a mattress, fr. matelas mattress.
    See {Mattress}.]
    Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of
    quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which
    form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelass['e] silks.
    
    
  2. \Mate`las`s['e]"\, n.
    A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.
    
    
 

 

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