Matelassé

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Matelassé A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.
    • a Matelassé Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelassé silks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • matelasse Having a raised pattern the surface of which looks as if quilted: said of fine textiles, especially silk. Matelassė silks have usually a rich flowered pattern, and are of one color, the pattern showing only by its slight relief and different texture.
    • n matelasse A kind of French dress-goods of silk and wool. See I.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Matelasse mat-las′ā having a raised pattern on the surface as if quilted, of silks.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., p.p. of matelasser, to cushion, to cover as with a mattress, fr. matelas, mattress. See Mattress
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. matelas, a mattress.

Usage


In news:

Dohler USA, a subsidiary of Dohler SA Brasil best known in North America for its bath and beach towel lines, is entering the matelasse business with the debut of new products during the New York Home Textiles Market.
Leatherette matelasse handbag, $25.80, Forever 21.
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