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What is "Khaki" - Definition & Explanation

It is a cloth exclusively made for military purposes. The fabric is yellowish brown in colour made from a mixture of differently dyed fibres.
Tan or dusty colored warp face twill; softer and finer thandrill. Name derivedfrom East India word meaning earthcolor. Fabricmade ofcotton, linen,wool, worsted, ormanmade fibers andblends.
Literally a color description given to yellow-brown, earth/dust tones or greenish tinged shades, the term khaki has also evolved to define a strong cloth made of cotton, worsted or linen yarns and man-made fiber blends. Now ubiquitous in casual wear, khakis were first used in uniforms by British armies during the Crimean War in 1853. The term Khaki is often used interchangeably with Chino.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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a) Descriptive of worsted yarns produced from dry-combed top. b) Descriptive of coarse linen yarn spun from air-dry roving (q.v.) c) Descriptive of man-made filaments the coagulation of which is...
A high-modulus, dimensionally stable rayon staple fiber. It is a natural fibre originating from wood pulp, cellulose and rayon. Finer quality than the regular rayon yarns, it has high resistance to...
The combination of two or more types of staple fibers and/or colors in one yarn. Blends are sometimes so intimate that It is difficult to distinguish component fibers in yarn or fabric. A highly...
A twilled woolen fabric with a tartan pattern; a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan. A rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national...

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