A sturdy, textured, usually cotton fabric having a puckered or quilted appearance, often used in bedding and upholstery.
Having a surface with a raised design; embossed.
A fabric with such a surface.
Origin of matelasse
- French from past participle of matelasser to pad, quilt from matelas mattress, cushion from Old French materas mattress
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition