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A strong, durable cotton fabric with a left hand twill weave. Galatea is made either in plain colors or even-sized stripes (often blue and white). It was named after the 19th century English man-of-war H.M.S. Galatea and the fabric was once popular for children's sailor suits and nurses' uniforms.

Synonyms and Related Terms

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998