Definition of palampore in English:


Line breaks: pal¦am|pore
Pronunciation: /ˈpaləmpɔː


[mass noun] Indian
  • 1A type of chintz cloth used, especially formerly, for bedspreads, wall hangings, etc..
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    • Only the wealthiest classes could afford to buy palampore.
    • Artist Andrew Daniel was inspired in his design by palampore tapestries.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A palampore bedspread.
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    • These two palampores with an almost identical central palm tree and bamboo designs have very different borders, and date to the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.
    • It is clear that the first American ship to sail to India came home with a cargo that included palampores.
    • Another late eighteenth-century palampore was generously donated recently.


late 17th century: origin uncertain; perhaps from Portuguese palangapuz(es) plural, from Urdu, Persian palangpoš 'bedcover', or perhaps from Pālanpur, a town in Gujarat, India.

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