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passement

[ pas-muhnt ]
/ ˈpæs mənt /
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noun
a garment trimming of gold, silver, linen, or silk thread.
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Also passament.

Origin of passement

1530–40; <French, for passeman<Spanish pasamano railing (so called because one passes one's hand along it in going up and down stairs), hence edging for clothes. See pass, manual
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