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bombasin


bombasin


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bombazine  \Bom`ba*zine"\,  n.  [F.  bombasin,  LL  bombacinium 
  bambacinium  L.  bombycinus  silken,  bombycinum  a  silk  or 
  cotton  texture,  fr  bombyx  silk,  silkworm,  Gr  ?.  Cf 
  {Bombast},  {Bombycinous}.] 
  A  twilled  fabric  for  dresses,  of  which  the  warp  is  silk,  and 
  the  weft  worsted.  Black  bombazine  has  been  much  used  for 
  mourning  garments.  [Sometimes  spelt  {bombasin},  and 
  {bombasine}.]  --Tomlinson.