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Definition of poplin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poplin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɒplɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːplɪn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of strong cotton cloth used for making clothes Word Origin early 18th cent.: from obsolete French papeline, perhaps from Italian papalina (feminine) ‘papal’, referring to the town of Avignon (residence of popes in exile (1309–77), and site of papal property), where it was first made.
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