organdy

or or·gan·die

[ awr-guh n-dee ]
/ ˈɔr gən di /
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noun, plural or·gan·dies.

a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.

Origin of organdy

First recorded in 1825–35, organdy is from the French word organdi, of obscure origin
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organdy


n.

"fine transparent muslin," 1829, from French organdi "sorte de Mousseline ou toile de coton" (1725), of unknown origin. Barnhart suggests it is an alteration of Organzi, from medieval form of Urgench, city in Uzbekistan that was a cotton textile center.

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