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plissé

or plisse

[plee-sey, pli-] /pliˈseɪ, plɪ-/
noun
1.
a textile finish characterized by a puckered or blistered effect, produced by chemical treatment.
2.
a usually lightweight fabric having this finish.
Origin of plissé
1870-1875
1870-75; < French plissé, noun use of past participle of plisser to pleat; see ply2
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British Dictionary definitions for plisse

plissé

/ˈpliːseɪ; ˈplɪs-/
noun
1.
fabric with a wrinkled finish, achieved by treatment involving caustic soda: cotton plissé
2.
such a finish on a fabric
Word Origin
French plissé pleated, from plisser to pleat; see ply²
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