The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
cambric \cam"bric\ (k[a^]m"br[i^]k), n. [OE. camerike, fr.
Cambrai (Flemish Kamerik), a city of France (formerly of
Flanders), where it was first made.]
1. A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen.
He hath ribbons of all the colors i' the rainbow; .
. . inkles, caddises, cambrics, lawns. --Shak.
2. A fabric made, in imitation of linen cambric, of fine,
hardspun cotton, often with figures of various colors; --
also called cotton cambric, and cambric muslin.