WBW #62

foulard

ORIGIN: French

DEFINITION:

1 a: a lightweight plainwoven or twilled silk usually printed with a small neat evenly spaced pattern

1 b: an imitation of this fabric made usually of rayon, cotton, wool, or nylon

2: an article of clothing (as a tie, scarf, or handkerchief) that is made of foulard

SENTENCE: It is questionable that the word foulard refers not only to real foulards but also imitations of foulards.

NOTE: This word was the winning word of the seventh National Spelling Bee, which was won by Ward Randall.

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