grosgrain

[ groh-greyn ]
/ ˈgroʊˌgreɪn /

noun

a heavy, corded ribbon or cloth of silk or rayon.

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Origin of grosgrain

First recorded in 1865–70, grosgrain is from French gros grain “large grain”

OTHER WORDS FROM grosgrain

grosgrained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grosgrain

grosgrain
/ (ˈɡrəʊˌɡreɪn) /

noun

a heavy ribbed silk or rayon fabric or tape for trimming clothes, etc

Word Origin for grosgrain

C19: from French gros grain coarse grain; see gross, grain
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