ruche

[ roosh ]
/ ruʃ /

noun

a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin, or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.

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Origin of ruche

1820–30; < French: literally, beehive < Gallo-Romance *rūsca bark, apparently < Gaulish; compare Welsh rhisg(l) bark, rind

OTHER WORDS FROM ruche

ruched, adjectiveruch·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ruche

ruche

rouche

/ (ruːʃ) /

noun

a strip of pleated or frilled lawn, lace, etc, used to decorate blouses, dresses, etc, or worn around the neck like a small ruff as in the 16th century

Word Origin for ruche

C19: from French, literally: beehive, from Medieval Latin rūsca bark of a tree, of Celtic origin
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