Origin: Fr papeline, prob. altered < (draps de) Poperinghes, (cloths from) Poperinge, city in Flanders, textile center in the Middle Ages
See poplin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Obsolete French papeline
Origin: , perhaps from Provençal papalino
Origin: , feminine of papalin, papal (so called because it was first made at the papal town of Avignon)
Origin: , from Medieval Latin pāpālis
Origin: , from Late Latin pāpa, pope; see Pope.
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