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passement

[pas-muh nt] /ˈpæs mənt/
noun
1.
a garment trimming of gold, silver, linen, or silk thread.
Also, passament.
Origin of passement
1530-1540
1530-40; < French, for passeman < Spanish pasamano railing (so called because one passes one's hand along it in going up and down stairs), hence edging for clothes. See pass, manual
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