filasse

[fi-las]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. filarial,
  2. filariasis,
  3. filaricide,
  4. filariform,
  5. filariid,
  6. filate,
  7. filatov flap,
  8. filature,
  9. filbert,
  10. filch

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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