dimity


noun, plural dim·i·ties.

  1. a thin cotton fabric, white, dyed, or printed, woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn.

noun plural -ties

    1. a light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares
    2. (as modifier)a dimity bonnet
n.

mid-15c., from Italian dimiti, plural of dimito, a name for a kind of strong cotton cloth, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos “of double thread,” from di- (see di- (1)) + mitos “warp thread, thread” (see mitre).

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