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grosgrain

[ groh-greyn ]

noun

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


grosgrain

/ ˈɡrəʊˌɡreɪn /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • grosgrained adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of grosgrain1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of grosgrain1

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

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Example Sentences

To this class belong the grosgrains, Ottoman, faille Francaise—a silk resembling grosgrain, but softer and brighter.

Faille Francaise—A soft, lustrous silk of wider cord than grosgrain, but narrower than ottoman.

Grosgrain—A close-woven, finely ribbed or corded silk with but little lustre.

She had just resumed her pen when Mrs. Grosgrain was announced.

"I heard that she was a splendid-looking girl," said Miss Grosgrain.

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