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Meaning of TAFFETA

Pronunciation:  'tafitu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a crisp smooth lustrous fabric
 

TAFFETA is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Taf"fe*ta\, Taffety \Taf"fe*ty\, n. [F. taffetas, It.
taffet[`a], from Per. t[=a]ftah, originally, twisted, woven,
from t[=a]ftan to twist, to spin.]
A fine, smooth stuff of silk, having usually the wavy luster
called watering. The term has also been applied to different
kinds of silk goods, from the 16th century to modern times.

      Lined with taffeta and with sendal.      --Chaucer.

 

 

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