fou·lard /fuˈlɑrd, fə-/

a soft, lightweight silk, rayon, or cotton of plain or twill weave with printed design, for neckties, scarves, trimmings, etc.

1820–30; < F, of uncert. orig.


fou·lard (fōō-lärd’)
1. A lightweight twill or plain-woven fabric of silk or silk and cotton, usually having a small printed design.

2. An article of clothing, especially a necktie or scarf, made of this fabric.


Source: American Heritage Dictionary (quoted on

A trim grey-haired man in a white shirt and a blue suit with a name tag on the lapel was hurrying toward him a few paces ahead of a tall blonde woman wearing a grey flannel suit and a paisley foulard tied in a fussy bow.

Source: Koko byPeter Straub.