Mate`las`sé" (?), a. [F., p.p. of matelasser to cushion, to cover as with a mattress, fr. matelas mattress. See Mattress.]

Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelassé silks.

 

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Mate`las`sé", n.

A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.

 

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