Origin from Latin dimitum, of double thread.
1.         Light-weight fine cotton fabric with corded stripes
or bars. White, printed or dyed. Good quality
wears well. Poor grade tends to split on stripe due
to uneven strength of warp and filling yarns.
Uses: lingerie, infant's wear, pajamas, dresses.
Weave—plain.    Width, 30", 32".
2,         Bedspreads called dimity are like seersucker with
puckered stripes. Light-weight, wash well, used in
hospitals and other institutions. Also called
crinkle spreads.