/dooh'pee oh"nee/, n.
an irregular silk thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons and producing a coarse yarn generally used in fabrics such as shantung or pongee.
Also, doupion /dooh'pee ohn"/, doupioni, dupion, dupioni.
[ < It doppione; see DUPION]

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