[ fi-las ]
/ fɪˈlæs /
any of various vegetable fibers, other than cotton, processed for manufacture into yarn.
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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