grogram

[grog-ruh m]
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noun

a coarse fabric of silk, of silk and mohair or wool, or of wool, formerly in use.

Nearby words

  1. grofé,
  2. grog,
  3. grogger,
  4. groggery,
  5. groggy,
  6. grogshop,
  7. groin,
  8. groining,
  9. grok,
  10. grolier

Origin of grogram

From the Middle French word gros grain, dating back to 1555–65. See grosgrain

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British Dictionary definitions for grogram

grogram

noun

a coarse fabric of silk, wool, or silk mixed with wool or mohair, often stiffened with gum, formerly used for clothing

Word Origin for grogram

C16: from French gros grain coarse grain; see grosgrain

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Word Origin and History for grogram

grogram

n.

1560s, from Middle French gros grain "coarse grain or texture;" see gross + grain (n.).

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