A silk or wool fabric woven so as to have a raised surface with a quilted appearance: [as modifier]: a bedspread in matelassé fabric
More example sentences
- Of her many endorsed products, one is of special interest: her line of matelassé coverlets and shams - really, just bedcovers.
late 19th century: French, literally 'quilted', past participle of matelasser, from matelas 'mattress'.
Definition of matelassé in:
- The US English dictionary