from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A finely woven white linen or cotton fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A finely-woven fabric made originally from linen but often now from cotton.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen.
- n. A fabric made, in imitation of linen cambric, of fine, hardspun cotton, often with figures of various colors; -- also called cotton cambric, and cambric muslin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin, fine linen, said to have been first manufactured at Cambrai in France, introduced in the sixteenth century for the fine ruffs worn at that period, as well as for bands, kerchiefs, etc.; in modern times, the finest linen made. See batiste.
- n. Same as cambric-muslin, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a finely woven white linen
Obsolete Flemish kameryk, from Kameryk, Cambrai, a city of northern France.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)