or plis·se

[plee-sey, pli-]
  1. a textile finish characterized by a puckered or blistered effect, produced by chemical treatment.
  2. a usually lightweight fabric having this finish.

Origin of plissé

1870–75; < French plissé, noun use of past participle of plisser to pleat; see ply2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for plisse


  1. fabric with a wrinkled finish, achieved by treatment involving caustic sodacotton plissé
  2. such a finish on a fabric

Word Origin for plissé

French plissé pleated, from plisser to pleat; see ply ²
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