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cotillionn. [F. cotillon, fr. OF. cote coat, LL. cotta tunic. See Coat.].
  •  A brisk dance, performed by eight persons; a quadrille.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tune which regulates the dance.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A kind of woolen material for women's skirts.
  •  A formal ball, especially one at which debutantes are first presented to society.  [1913 Webster]


cotillion, n.
1 any of various French dances with elaborate steps, figures, and ceremonial.
2 US a a ballroom dance resembling a quadrille. b a formal ball.

F cotillon petticoat, dimin. of cotte f. OF cote COAT

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