A fine thin and white textile manufactured from flax or linen
- a finely woven white-linen
- an excellent, thin, and white textile manufactured from flax or linen.
- A fabric made, in imitation of linen cambric, of good, hardspun cotton fiber, often with figures of varied colors; -- also called cotton fiber cambric, and cambric muslin.
late 14c., from Kamerijk, Flemish as a type of Cambrai, city in north France in which the cloth was initially made, from Latin Camaracum. The modern as a type of the English term features elements from both variations associated with the title.
I want five hundred rubles, and taking out her cambric handkerchief she began wiping her husband's waistcoat.