Toile-de-jouy meaning

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A usually light-colored fabric printed with a scenic pattern or design often used in upholstery or for curtains.
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A fabric of cotton or linen, usually white or off-white and printed in a single contrasting color with scenes of landscapes and people esp. from 18th-cent. French prints.
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Origin of toile-de-jouy

  • French toile cloth de of Jouy (short for Jouy-en-Josas , a town of north-central France)

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