Cambric

A kind of very fine white linen cloth, so named from Cambray or Cameryk, in Flanders, where it is still the chief manufacture.

“He hath ribbons of all the colours of the rainbow; inkles, caddises, cambricks, and lawns.” —Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, iv. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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