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1) The name given to two types of textiles because their soft, fleecy texture resembles the breast of the albatross bird. Both albatross textiles have a plain weave, but the first, made from a lightweight wool has a crepe-like surface while the second, of cotton, has a napped surface. They are usually soft, light in color and used for sleepwear.

2) A large seabird of the family Diomedeidae that ranges from the Southern Ocean to the North Pacific.

Resources and Citations

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990

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