faille

faille

[fahyl, feyl; French fa-yuh]
noun
a soft, transversely ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or lightweight taffeta.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French, Old French; of obscure origin

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faille (feɪl, French faj)
 
n
a soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta
 
[C16: from French: head covering, hence, fabric used for this, of obscure origin]

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