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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cotillon  \Co`til`lon"\  (k[-o]`t[-e]`y[^o]N"  or  k[-o]`t[-e]l`-; 
  277),  Cotillion  \Co*til"lion\  (k[-o]*t[i^]l"y[u^]n),  n.  [F. 
  cotillon,  fr  OF  cote  coat,  LL  cotta  tunic.  See  {Coat}.] 
  1.  A  brisk  dance,  performed  by  eight  persons;  a  quadrille. 
 
  2.  A  tune  which  regulates  the  dance. 
 
  3.  A  kind  of  woolen  material  for  women's  skirts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cotillion 
  n  1:  a  ball  at  which  young  ladies  are  presented  to  society  [syn: 
  {cotilion}] 
  2:  a  lively  dance  originating  in  France  in  the  18th  century 
  [syn:  {cotilion}] 




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