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schappe

[shah-puh]
verb (used with object), schapped [shahpt] /ʃɑpt/, schap·ping.
  1. to remove sericin from (silk waste) by fermentation.
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noun
  1. schappe silk.
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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

noun
  1. a yarn or fabric made from waste silk
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Word Origin for schappe

from German
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