silk that has been additionally twisted in opposite directions, used warpwise in weaving silk fabrics.
Origin of organzine
1690–1700; < French organsin < Italian organizino
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Organzine, or′gan-zin, n. a silk thread of several twisted together, a fabric of the same.
Mr. Huskisson introduced a bill at that time, reducing the duty on organzine to 5s., and the duty on other raw silk to 3d.
There are three denominations of raw silk; viz., organzine, trame (shute or tram), and floss.
Organzine silk is produced by uniting a number of strongly twisted threads.
Organzine is the name given the twisted silk thread in Italy, where it is made.
British Dictionary definitions for organzine
a strong thread made of twisted strands of raw silk
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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