passementerie

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. passed,
  2. passed ball,
  3. passed pawn,
  4. passel,
  5. passement,
  6. passenger,
  7. passenger mile,
  8. passenger pigeon,
  9. passepied,
  10. passer

Origin of passementerie

From French, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at passement, -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for passementerie

passementerie

/ (pæsˈmɛntrɪ, French pɑsmɑ̃tri) /

noun

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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