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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: fustaine, probably from Latin fustis 'heavy wooden stick'

fustian

noun
     
fus‧ti‧an [uncountable]
1TIM a type of rough heavy cotton cloth, worn especially in the past
2 literary words that sound important but have very little meaning
fustian adjective
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