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[grog-ruh m] /ˈgrɒg rəm/
a coarse fabric of silk, of silk and mohair or wool, or of wool, formerly in use.
Origin of grogram
From the Middle French word gros grain, dating back to 1555-65. See grosgrain Unabridged
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  • Time had stiffened, not softened, both her grogram and her prejudices.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • grogram was an old butler who had been in the old Earl's service for thirty years.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
  • I believe Mr. Harris in Spittlefields (of whom I had the last) will let you have the grogram as good and cheap as anybody.

  • In truth, he thought she looked very pretty in it, better than in grogram or in linsey-woolsey, although at double the cost.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • He stood opposite to Amy for some moments, then said, with a smile, 'I was wrong about the grogram.

    The Heir of Redclyffe Charlotte M. Yonge
  • There must be the church, and all that; and for the rest, Amy, I don't think I shall find out whether you wear lace or grogram.'

    The Heir of Redclyffe Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "We can prove by grogram that she was told that another wife was living," said Sir William.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for grogram


a coarse fabric of silk, wool, or silk mixed with wool or mohair, often stiffened with gum, formerly used for clothing
Word Origin
C16: from French gros grain coarse grain; see grosgrain
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Word Origin and History for grogram

1560s, from Middle French gros grain "coarse grain or texture;" see gross + grain (n.).

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