[ awr-guh n-zeen ]
/ ˈɔr gənˌzin /


silk that has been additionally twisted in opposite directions, used warpwise in weaving silk fabrics.
Compare tram3.

Origin of organzine

1690–1700; < French organsin < Italian organizino Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for organzine

/ (ˈɔːɡənˌziːn, ɔːˈɡænziːn) /


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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