schappe

[ shah-puh ]
/ ˈʃɑ pə /

verb (used with object), schapped [shahpt], /ʃɑpt/, schap·ping.

to remove sericin from (silk waste) by fermentation.

noun

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Origin of schappe

1880–85; <Swiss German: raw silk leavings; compare French échappement leakage
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British Dictionary definitions for schappe

schappe
/ (ˈʃæpə) /

noun

a yarn or fabric made from waste silk

Word Origin for schappe

from German
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