Poplin meaning

pŏplĭn
A ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, wool, or cotton, used in making clothing and upholstery.
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A sturdy fabric of cotton, silk, rayon, etc., in plain weave with fine cross ribbing, used for raincoats, sportswear, etc.
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A fabric of many varieties, usually made of silk and worsted, -- used especially for women's dresses.
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Origin of poplin

  • Obsolete French papeline perhaps from Provençal papalino feminine of papalin papal (so called because it was first made at the papal town of Avignon) from Medieval Latin pāpālis from Late Latin pāpa pope pope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • An alteration (taken as related to Pope) of French papeline, a distortion of Poperinge, a town in Flanders which was a centre for textile production.

    From Wiktionary