Matelasse meaning

mätlə-sā
A sturdy, textured, usually cotton fabric having a puckered or quilted appearance, often used in bedding and upholstery.
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Having a surface with a raised design; embossed.
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A fabric with such a surface.
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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