Definition of Bombazine

Fiber: Usually has silk or rayon warp and worsted filling. Imitations are made in cotton.

Weave: Plain or twill.

Characteristics: Very fine English fabric. Name comes from Latin "bombycinum" which means a silk in texture. It is one of the oldest materials known and was originally all-silk.

Uses: Infants wear. When dyed black it is used in the mourning cloth trade.

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