percale definition

  • noun:
    • A closely woven cotton textile used for sheets and garments.
    • an excellent, closely woven fabric, made from cotton, polyester or a mix of these, and useful for sheets and garments.
    • a superb cotton fabric, having a linen finish, and often imprinted on one side, -- useful for ladies' and kids's use, and for bedsheets.
    • some sort of French cambric, really closely and solidly woven, with a round bond, and containing more dressing than ordinary muslim, but without the glossy finish of gown or lining cambrics, made either white or imprinted. The soft-finished percale is an English make, of less human body compared to the French percale.
    • an excellent closely woven cotton fabric

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