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barathea Line breaks: bara|thea
Pronunciation: /ˌbarəˈθɪə/

Definition of barathea in English:


[mass noun]
A fine woollen cloth, sometimes mixed with silk or cotton, used chiefly for coats and suits.
Example sentences
  • In the British army, khaki uniforms exist in a variety of shades and cloth, pale khaki drill for wear in hot climates and dark khaki barathea for the service dress of Guards officers being two examples.
  • In black barathea wool and silver tones Celtic buttons, this jacket can be worn with a long neck tie, but can also be dressed up with a tux shirt and bow tie.
  • For officers, the cap is made from high quality barathea wool.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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