marquisette

[ mahr-kuh-zet, -kwuh- ]
/ ˌmɑr kəˈzɛt, -kwə- /

noun

a lightweight open fabric of leno weave in cotton, rayon, silk, or nylon.

Origin of marquisette

1905–10; < French, diminutive of marquise. See marquise, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for marquisette

marquisette

/ (ˌmɑːkɪˈzɛt, -kwɪ-) /

noun

a leno-weave fabric of cotton, silk, etc

Word Origin for marquisette

C20: from French, diminutive of marquise
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