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filasse

[fi-las] /fɪˈlæs/
noun
1.
any of various vegetable fibers, other than cotton, processed for manufacture into yarn.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French; Old French filace < Vulgar Latin *filācea, equivalent to Latin fīl(um) thread + -ācea, feminine of -āceus; see -aceous
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