peau de soie
[ poh duh swah, poh duh swah ]
/ ˌpoʊ də ˈswɑ, ˈpoʊ də ˌswɑ /
a soft, satin-weave cloth of silk or rayon, grainy and having a dull luster, used to make dresses, coats, trimmings, etc.
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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) /
a rich reversible silk or rayon fabric
Word Origin for peau de soie
literally: skin of silk
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