\\də̇ˈlān, dēˈ-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: French (mousseline) de laine muslin of wool
1. : a lightweight dress fabric of wool or wool and cotton made in prints or solid colors
2. usually capitalized [by shortening] : delaine merino

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