Tarlatan (Tarl'-Tan). [From Italian tarlantanna, linsey woolsey] A thin, gauze-like fabric made of cotton, so open in texture as to be transparent, and often of a rather coarse quality, used formerly for ball dresses, but at present for children's wear and fancy work. It is of an open texture like plain-woven swiss but is more heavily " sized." Tarlatan is piece-dyed in tints of blue, pink, green and drab, and is put up in 12-yard lengths.