Definition of paramatta in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈmadə/
(also parramatta)


A fine-quality twill fabric with a weft of worsted and a warp of cotton or silk.


Early 19th century: named after Parramatta, a city in New South Wales, Australia, which was the site of a prison whose inmates manufactured the cloth for clothing supplied to the convict servants of settlers.

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Syllabification: par·a·mat·ta

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