organzine

[ awr-guh n-zeen ]
/ ˈɔr gənˌzin /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. organotin,
  2. organotrophic,
  3. organotropism,
  4. organum,
  5. organza,
  6. orgasm,
  7. orgasmic,
  8. orgeat,
  9. orgetorix,
  10. orgiastic

Compare tram3.

Origin of organzine

1690–1700; < French organsin < Italian organizino

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British Dictionary definitions for organzine

organzine

/ (ˈɔːɡənˌziːn, ɔːˈɡænziːn) /

noun

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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