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organza

[awr-gan-zuh]
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noun, plural or·gan·zas.
  1. a sheer rayon, nylon, or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and with a crisp finish, used in the manufacture of evening dresses, trimmings, etc.
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Origin of organza

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for organza

organza

noun
  1. a thin stiff fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, etc
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Word Origin

C20: perhaps related to organzine
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Word Origin and History for organza

n.

1820, from French organsin (1660s), from Italian organzino, of unknown origin; perhaps from the same source as organdy.

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