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1A rough slubbed silk fabric woven from the threads of double cocoons.
- ‘The bag body is a beautiful floral printed linen and the pleat is melon pink silk dupion.’
- ‘The ensemble was in deep red silk dupion with kantha, aariwork and crystal embellishments.’
- ‘Other fabrics used include Khadi blended with modal, Lycra blended with dupion or raw silk, a finer version of Noil silk, which reduces the piling effect of a fabric which otherwise drapes well.’
- 1.1An imitation of silk dupion with other fibers.
Early 19th century (in the sense double cocoon): from French doupion, from Italian doppione, from doppio double.
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