or ba·rège

[ buh-rezh ]
/ bəˈrɛʒ /


a sheer fabric constructed in a leno weave of silk warp and cotton or worsted filling, often used to make veils and dresses.

Origin of barege

First recorded in 1805–15; after Barèges, town in southern France (Hautes-Pyrénées) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for barege


/ French (barɛʒ) /


a light silky gauze fabric made of wool


made of such a fabric

Word Origin for barège

C19: named after Barèges, France, where it was originally made
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