barège

barege

[buh-rezh]
noun
a sheer fabric constructed in a leno weave of silk warp and cotton or worsted filling, often used to make veils and dresses.
Also, barège.


Origin:
1805–15; after Barèges, town in southern France (Hautes-Pyrénées)

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barège (barɛʒ)
 
n
1.  a light silky gauze fabric made of wool
 
adj
2.  made of such a fabric
 
[C19: named after Barèges, France, where it was originally made]

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