Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cretonne (named from its first maker, a M. Creton), a term originally denoting a strong linen cloth, with the warp of hemp and the woof of linen thread, made in Normandy, but now applied to a strong cotton cloth, generally rather heavy, and unglazed, printed (usually on one side only) with elecorative patterns, used for curtains, furniture hangings, etc.