- a sheer rayon, nylon, or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and with a crisp finish, used in the manufacture of evening dresses, trimmings, etc.
Origin of organza
First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain
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- a thin stiff fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, etc
C20: perhaps related to organzine
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Word Origin and History for organza
1820, from French organsin (1660s), from Italian organzino, of unknown origin; perhaps from the same source as organdy.
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