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[mass noun] A silk or wool fabric woven so as to have a raised surface with a quilted appearance:[as modifier] ‘a bedspread in matelassé fabric’
- ‘Of her many endorsed products, one is of special interest: her line of matelassé coverlets and shams - really, just bedcovers.’
Late 19th century: French, literally quilted, past participle of matelasser, from matelas mattress.
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