filature

filature

[fil-uh-cher, -choor]
noun
1.
the act of forming into threads.
2.
a reel for drawing off silk from cocoons.
3.
the reeling of silk from cocoons.
4.
an establishment for reeling silk.

Origin:
1750–60; < French < Medieval Latin fīlātūra the spinning art, equivalent to fīlāt(us) spun (past participle of fīlāre; see filament) + -ūra -ure

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filature (ˈfɪlətʃə)
 
n
1.  the act or process of spinning silk, etc, into threads
2.  the reel used for this
3.  a place where such spinning or reeling is done
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin fīlātūra the art of spinning, from fīlāre to spin thread; see filament]

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