- a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric.
- a garment made of this.
Origin of paduasoy
1625–35; alteration of French pou de soie (variant of poult de soie literally, pelt of silk) by association with Padua
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Examples from the Web for paduasoy
- a rich strong silk fabric used for hangings, vestments, etc
- a garment made of this
C17: changed (through influence of Padua) from earlier poudesoy, from French pou-de-soie, of obscure origin