Definition of parramatta in English:

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parramatta

Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈmatə/
(also paramatta)

noun

[mass noun]
A fine-quality twill fabric with a weft of worsted and a warp of cotton or silk, used originally as a dress material and now particularly in the making of rubber-proofed garments.

Origin

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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