Percale meaning

pər-kāl'
A closely woven cotton fabric used for sheets and clothing.
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Fine, closely woven cotton cloth, used for bedsheets, etc.
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A fine, closely woven fabric, made from cotton, polyester or a mix of these, and used for sheets and clothing.
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Origin of percale

  • French from Persian pargālah rag
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French percale, of uncertain origin; probably compare percaulah.
    From Wiktionary