• A fine twilled fabric usually of silk and worsted or cotton, traditionally dyed black and used for mourning clothes.
  • Raw cotton.
  • Originally, a stuff woven of silk and wool, made in England as early as the reign of Elizabeth; afterward, a stuff made of silk alone, but apparently always of one color, and inexpensive.
  • In modern usage, a stuff of which the warp is silk and the weft worsted. An imitation of it is made of cotton and worsted.
  • Also spelled <em>bombazeen, bombasin.</em>
  • A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments.
  • A <xref>fabric</xref> made from <xref>silk</xref>, <xref>wool</xref> or <xref>cotton</xref> dyed <xref>black</xref>
  • a twilled fabric used for dresses; the warp is silk and the weft is worsted
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