lisse

[ lees ]
/ lis /

noun

a fine, filmy, lightly crinkled gauze fabric used in strips for making ruching or for finishing garments.

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Origin of lisse

1850–55; <French (crêpe) lisse smooth (crepe), derivative of lisser to smooth, polish, Old French lischier, licier<Medieval Latin lixāre to leach, derivative of Late Latin lixa lye; cf. lixivium
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