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  • A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended, and for wrappers to cover merchandise.
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         *1882: Buckram was probably from the first a stiffened material employed for lining, often dyed. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 557.
  • (Bot.) A plant. See Ramson. Dr. Prior.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Buck"ram (&?;), n. [OE. bokeram, bougeren, OF. boqueran, F. bougran, MHG. buckeram, LL. buchiranus, boquerannus, fr. MHG. boc, G. bock, goat (as being made of goat's hair), or fr. F. bouracan, by transposing the letter r. See Buck, Barracan.] 1. A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended, and for wrappers to cover merchandise.

&fist; Buckram was formerly a very different material from that now known by the name. It was used for wearing apparel, etc. Beck (Draper's Dict. ).

2. (Bot.) A plant. See Ramson. Dr. Prior.

Buck"ram, a. 1. Made of buckram; as, a buckram suit.

2. Stiff; precise. "Buckram dames." Brooke.

Buck"ram, v. t. To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff. Cowper.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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