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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'hairy caterpillar, chenille', from Latin canicula, from canis 'dog'

chenille

noun
     
cheā€§nille [uncountable]
TIM twisted thread with a surface like a soft brush, or cloth made from this and used for decorations, curtains etc
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