1 a rough silk fabric woven from the threads of double cocoons.
2 an imitation of this with other fibres.
Etymology: F doupion f. It. doppione f. doppio double

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  • Dupion — Du pi*on, n. [F. doupion, It. doppione, fr. doppio double, L. duplus. See {Double}, and cf. {Doubloon}.] A double cocoon, made by two silkworms. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dupion — dupìōn m <G dupióna> DEFINICIJA posebna svilena tkanina od oštećenih prediva dvostrukih čahura svilene bube ETIMOLOGIJA fr. doupion …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • dupion — n. [F. doupion, double] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, a double cocoon spun by two silkworms; the silk from such cocoons …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dupion — /dooh pee ohn /, n. 1. a cocoon formed jointly by two silkworms. 2. douppioni. Also, dupioni /dooh pee oh nee/. [1820 30; alter. of F doupion < It doppione, equiv. to doppi(e) DOUBLE + one aug. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • dupion — coarse silk Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dupion — [ dju:pɪən] noun a rough slubbed silk fabric woven from the threads of double cocoons. Origin C19 (in the sense double cocoon ): from Fr. doupion, from Ital. doppione, from doppio double …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dupion (Double) — A silk trade term denoting a double cocoon formed by two or more silkworms …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • silk dupion — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dupionseide — gehört zu den Maulbeerseiden und weist eine etwas unregelmäßige Struktur auf. Die Bezeichnung Dupion leitet sich vom Italienischen duplicato ab und stammt daher, dass das Seidengarn aus den Kokons von zwei Seidenraupen gehaspelt wird, die sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • douppioni — /dooh pee oh nee/, n. an irregular silk thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons and producing a coarse yarn generally used in fabrics such as shantung or pongee. Also, doupion /dooh pee ohn /, doupioni, dupion, dupioni. [ < It doppione;… …   Universalium

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