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What is "Eponge" - Definition & Explanation

(Souffle) A fabric of wool, also of rayon and silk. The name is derived from the French term eponge for 'spongy'. It is a very soft and sponge-like fabric in a variety of novelty effects with loose weave. It is also known as ratine in cotton. The fabric in rayon and silk is soft, loose, and spongy, something like terry cloth. It does not have surface loops. Many stores now call eponge 'boucle'.
A fabric of wool, also of rayon and silk. The name is derived from the French term eponge for "spongy". It is a very soft and sponge-like fabric in a variety of novelty effects with loose weave. It is also known as ratine in cotton. The fabric in rayon and silk is soft, loose, and spongy, something like terry cloth. It does not have surface loops. Many stores now call eponge "boucle".
Wool, also rayon and silk. Derived from the French term eponge for "spongy". Very soft and spongelike in a variety of novelty effects with loose weave of about 20 x 20. Also known as ratine in cotton. Rayon and silk is soft, loose, and spongy, something like terry cloth. Does not have surface loops. Many stores now call eponge "boucle".

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