Definition of polynosic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpäliˈnäsik/ /ˌpɑlɪˈnɑsɪk/


  • A texile fiber or fabric that is a blend of rayon and polyester, having a soft finish and used mainly in clothing.

    ‘Since the economic slowdown took hold in 2000, Ash City has moved the brand's price point down and expanded it to include fabrics beyond mercerized cottons - such as poplins and polynosics - to attract more customers.’
    • ‘In addition, there are fabrications that we have found great success with for the golf market as well as promotional products - polynosic wovens being among the favorites, Roehl adds.’
    • ‘On the woven side, there's the Brandon, style 3500 for men, and the Chelsea, style 3600 for women, both made of 70% polynosic and 30% polyester.’
    • ‘ID Wear's stylish polynosic polo shirt for men is ideal for work, play and relaxation.’
    • ‘The Preston, style 3328 from Dunbrooke's Club Collection, is a sand-washed polynosic ottoman knit polo with bird's-eye collar.’


1950s from French polynosique.