Etymology
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cretonne (n.)

"cotton cloth with various textures of surface," 1863 (Godey's, in the November edition, where it is presented as a new material, "of French make, and resembling alpaca"), from French cretonne (1723), supposedly from Creton, village in Normandy where it originally was made.

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Definitions of cretonne

cretonne (n.)
an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies;
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