devoré

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devoré (dəˈvɔːreɪ)
 
n
a velvet fabric with a raised pattern created by disintegrating some of the pile with chemicals
 
[from French, past participle of dévorer to devour]

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Main Entry:  devoré
Part of Speech:  n, adj
Definition:  a type of velvetlike fabric with patterns created with chemicals that 'burn' away its pile
Example:  For devoré, acid is applied to the fabric in a design and then heated so the cellulose fibers are burned away, leaving only non-cellulose fibers.
Etymology:  French dévorer
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