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

 

percale

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pəˈkeɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈkeɪl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of cotton or polyester cloth used for making sheets Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French, of unknown origin.
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