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tartaryn

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tartarin, from Old French/Middle French tartarin (Tartar, Tartarian); see Tartar for more.

NounEdit

tartaryn (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A costly cloth, probably a kind of silk.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, page 573:
      Another and cheaper kind of silk stuff is called tartaryn.

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