[ pas-men-tree; French pahs-mahn-tree ]
/ pæsˈmɛn tri; French pɑs mɑ̃ˈtri /


trimming of braid, cord, bead, etc., in any of various forms.


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Origin of passementerie

From French, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at passement, -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for passementerie

/ (pæsˈmɛntrɪ, French pɑsmɑ̃tri) /


a decorative trimming of gimp, cord, beads, braid, etc

Word Origin for passementerie

C16: from Old French passement, from passer to trim, pass
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