Madapollam (Mad-A-Pol'-Lam). [So called from Madapollam, a town in India] A coarse heavy cotton cloth, similar to calico, but stouter, and intermediate in quality between calico and muslin; originally of Hindoo manufacture, where they were employed for quilts. Madapollam is now made in this country, being used in some sections for underclothing. The cloth measures 20 to 33 inches in width. It is also made double width and used far curtains, quilts, and comforts.