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 bambac&imacron;num, cotton fabric, from bombax, bombac-, cotton, from Latin bomb&ymacron;x, silk, silkworm, from Greek bomb&umacron;x, silkworm.
From Middle French bombasin, from Late Latin bombasinum, ultimately from bombyx (“silk-worm”).