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peau de soie

[poh duh swah, poh duh swah] /ˌpoʊ də ˈswɑ, ˈpoʊ də ˌswɑ/
a soft, satin-weave cloth of silk or rayon, grainy and having a dull luster, used to make dresses, coats, trimmings, etc.
Origin of peau de soie
1865-70; < French: literally, pelt of silk Unabridged
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  • The best grades of peau de soie present the same appearance on both sides, being reversible.


    William H. Dooley
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peau de soie

/ˈpəʊ də swɑː; French po də swa/
a rich reversible silk or rayon fabric
Word Origin
literally: skin of silk
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