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Origin of Fustian
Middle English from Old French fustaigne from Medieval Latin fūstānum, fūstiānum possibly from Latin fūstis wooden stick, club (translation of Greek xulinos wood-linen, cotton) or from El Fostat (El Fustat), a section of Cairo, Egypt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English fustian, from Old French fustaine, from Medieval Latin fustaneum, probably from Latin fustis (“club; (medieval use) tree trunk”).
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