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filasse

[ fi-las ]
/ fɪˈlæs /
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noun

any of various vegetable fibers, other than cotton, processed for manufacture into yarn.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of filasse

1855–60; <French; Old French filace<Vulgar Latin *filācea, equivalent to Latin fīl(um) thread + -ācea, feminine of -āceus;see -aceous
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