peau de soie

[ poh duh swah, poh duh swah ]
/ ˌpoʊ də ˈswɑ, ˈpoʊ də ˌswɑ /

noun

a soft, satin-weave cloth of silk or rayon, grainy and having a dull luster, used to make dresses, coats, trimmings, etc.

Origin of peau de soie

1865–70; < French: literally, pelt of silk
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British Dictionary definitions for peau de soie

peau de soie

/ (ˈpəʊ də swɑː, French po də swa) /

noun

a rich reversible silk or rayon fabric

Word Origin for peau de soie

literally: skin of silk
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