schappe

[ shah-puh ]
/ ˈʃɑ pə /

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

to remove sericin from (silk waste) by fermentation.

noun


Nearby words

  1. schaffhausen,
  2. schafskopf,
  3. schally,
  4. schama,
  5. schamberg's disease,
  6. schappe silk,
  7. scharnhorst,
  8. scharnhorst, gerhard johann david von,
  9. scharwenka,
  10. scharwenka, franz xaver

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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