[pas-men-tree; French pahs-mahn-tree]
trimming of braid, cord, bead, etc., in any of various forms.
Origin of passementerie
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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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