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messaline

[ mes-uh-leen, mes-uh-leen ]
/ ˌmɛs əˈlin, ˈmɛs əˌlin /
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noun
a thin, soft silk with a twill or satin weave.
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Origin of messaline

Borrowed into English from French around 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for messaline

messaline
/ (ˌmɛsəˈliːn, ˈmɛsəˌliːn) /

noun
a light lustrous twilled-silk fabric

Word Origin for messaline

C20: from French, origin obscure
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