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[juh-nap, zhuh-]
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verb (used with object), ge·napped, ge·nap·ping.
  1. to singe (worsted yarn) in order to remove loose or protruding fibers.
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Origin of genappe

First recorded in 1855–60; after Genappe, Belgium, where the yarn was originally manufactured
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  1. a smooth worsted yarn used for braid, etc
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Word Origin

C19: from Genappe, Belgium, where originally manufactured
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