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



BrE BrE//ˈpɒplɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːplɪn//
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a type of strong cotton cloth used for making clothes Word Originearly 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poplin