having a surface with a raised design; embossed: said of fabrics
Origin of matelasséFr, past participle of matelasser, to stuff, pad from matelas, variant, variety of materas, mattress
a fabric with such a surface
A sturdy, textured, usually cotton fabric having a puckered or quilted appearance, often used in bedding and upholstery.
Origin of matelasseFrench from past participle of matelasser to pad, quilt from matelas mattress, cushion from Old French materas ; see mattress .