organzine

[awr-guh n-zeen]
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Origin of organzine

1690–1700; < French organsin < Italian organizino
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organzine

noun
  1. a strong thread made of twisted strands of raw silk
  2. fabric made of such threads

Word Origin for organzine

C17: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, probably from Urgench, a town in Uzbekistan where the fabric was originally produced
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