Percaline meaning

pûr'kə-lēn'
A fine cotton fabric, usually glazed, used especially for linings and in the bindings of books.
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A fine cotton cloth, usually with a glazed or watered finish, used as for linings or the bindings of books.
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A fine kind of French cotton goods, usually of one colour.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of percaline

  • French diminutive of percale percale percale
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary