Origin of ruche
Examples from the Web for ruche
There was not a flower or ruche or frill or furbelow or bow about her dress of which he did not make a mental inventory.Mortomley's Estate, Vol. II (of 3)|Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
The opening is rounded; the edge is trimmed with a ruche, like the body.
A ruche of moss roses at the hem of the skirt and on the bodice.The Evolution of Fashion|Florence Mary Gardiner
Trim the basket with a ruche of double box pleats, ornamented with glass beads and with bows of brown silk ribbon.Beeton's Book of Needlework|Isabella Beeton
There was a frilling, or ruche, or tucker, about the throat that I think had been sewn into it three weeks before.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for ruche
Word Origin for ruche
Word Origin and History for ruche
"frill," 1827, from French ruche, literally "beehive" (13c.), of Celtic origin (cf. Breton rusken), from Proto-Celtic *rusca "bark." Related: Ruched; ruching.