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Definition of "cambric" [cam•bric]

  • A finely woven white linen or cotton fabric. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cambric" in a sentence
  • "She wears a gown of rich silk, opening in front to display a chemisette of the most delicate cambric, which is scarcely less delicate than her skin."
  • "After their coffee before the open fire -- she herself had had "cambric" coffee -- Peter smoked his cigar, while she curled up in silence in the twin to his big cushioned chair and sampled her chocolates."
  • "And, to wash it all down, he had a little blue cup of tea, "cambric" of course, quite as his mother would have wished."