lutestring

[ loot-string ]
/ ˈlutˌstrɪŋ /
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noun

a silk fabric of high sheen, formerly used in the manufacture of dresses.
a narrow ribbon finished with a high gloss.

Origin of lutestring

1655–65; by folk etymology < French lustrine < Italian lustrino. See luster1, -ine1
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lutestring

/ (ˈluːtˌstrɪŋ) /

noun

textiles a variant of lustring
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