a twilled cloth of silk or rayon with worsted, often dyed black
Origin of bombazineFrench bombasin from Medieval Latin bombacinium, silk texture from bombax: see bombast
A fine twilled fabric usually of silk and worsted or cotton, traditionally dyed black and used for mourning clothes.
Origin of bombazineFrench bombasin from Medieval Latin bambacīnum cotton fabric from bombax bombac- cotton from Latin bombéx silk, silkworm from Greek bombūx silkworm
From Middle French bombasin, from Late Latin bombasinum, ultimately from bombyx (“silk-worm”).