[ roosh ]
/ ruʃ /
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 rucheruched, adjectiveruch·ing, noun
Words nearby ruche
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Example sentences from the Web for ruched
It was figure-hugging with ruched sides and a deep neckline, and like Ryan, Biden accessorized with a big brooch.Janna Ryan and Jill Biden's Style At The Vice Presidential Debates 2012|Isabel Wilkinson|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her office dress, slit at the bottom and displaying at this moment a neat ankle, was ruched about the neck and sleeves.Little Lost Sister|Virginia Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for ruched
/ (ruːʃ) /
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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