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|part of speech:
||a sturdy, twilled, usu. cotton cloth used in clothing.
||(pl.) pants or overalls made of this.
||a finer grade of the same fabric used in upholstery.
comes from a French term, de Nimes
("from Nimes"). Nimes is the name of a town in France where this fabric was made.