Di"a*per (?), n. [OF. diaspre,
diapre, diaspe, sort of figured cloth, It.
diaspro jasper, diaspo figured cloth, from L.
jaspis a green-colored precious stone. See Jasper.]
1. Any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton
toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2.
2. (Fine Arts) Surface decoration of
any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more
simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
3. A towel or napkin for wiping the hands,
Let one attend him with a silver basin, . . .
Another bear the ewer, the third a diaper.
4. An infant's breechcloth.
Di"a*per (?), v. t. 1.
To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called
diaper, as cloth in weaving. "Diapered light." H.
Engarlanded and diapered Tennyson.
With in wrought flowers.
2. To put a diaper on (a child).
Di"a*per, v. i. To draw flowers or
figures, as upon cloth. "If you diaper on folds."