fine translucent cotton

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Organdie — A thin light fabric in the plain weave with a very stiff finish. A typical organdie is made with 88 ends and 72 picks per inch, 80 s warp, 120 s weft. There are always more ends than picks per inch and the weft is finer than the warp. The finish… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Organdie — Or gan*die, Organdy Or gan*dy, n. [F. organdi.] A kind of transparent light but stiff muslin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • organdie — (US also organdy) ► NOUN ▪ a fine, translucent, stiff cotton muslin. ORIGIN French organdi …   English terms dictionary

  • organdie — UK [ˈɔː(r)ɡəndɪ] / US [ˈɔrɡəndɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms organdie : singular organdie plural organdies a thin stiff cotton cloth that is used especially for making dresses or curtains …   English dictionary

  • organdie — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)gəndi[/t]] also organdy N UNCOUNT: oft N n Organdie is a thin, slightly stiff cotton fabric …   English dictionary

  • organdie — noun see organdy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • organdie — or|gan|die also organdy AmE [ˈo:gəndi US ˈo:r ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: organdi] very thin stiff cotton cloth, used as dress material …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • organdie — or·gan·die || É”rgÉ™ndɪ / ɔːgÉ™ndɪ n. fine lightweight cotton fabric that is stiff and somewhat transparent and is often used in dressmaking (also organdy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • organdie — [ ɔ:g(ə)ndi, ɔ: gandi] (US also organdy) noun (plural organdies) a fine, translucent, stiff cotton muslin, used chiefly for dresses. Origin C19: from Fr. organdi, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • organdie — also organdy AmE noun (U) very thin, stiff cotton, used as dress material …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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