grosgrain

[ groh-greyn ]
/ ˈgroʊˌgreɪn /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gros de tours,
  2. gros point,
  3. gros ventre,
  4. grosbeak,
  5. groschen,
  6. gross,
  7. gross anatomy,
  8. gross domestic product,
  9. gross income,
  10. gross national product

Origin of grosgrain

First recorded in 1865–70, grosgrain is from the French word gros grain large grain

Related formsgros·grained, 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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