a thin, corded or patterned cotton cloth
Origin of dimityMiddle English demit ; from Medieval Latin dimitum ; from Medieval Greek dimitos, double-threaded ; from dis-, two + mitos, a thread: compare twill
A sheer, crisp cotton fabric with raised woven stripes or checks, used chiefly for curtains and dresses.
Origin of dimityMiddle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimiton, from neuter of dimitos, double-threaded : di-, two; see di–1 + mitos, thread.
- (dated in general use, now textiles) A light strong fabric with woven stripes or squares. [From 15th c.]
From Medieval Latin dimitum, from Byzantine Greek δίμιτον (dimiton), from Ancient Greek δίμιτος (dimitos, “of double thread”).