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genappe

[juh-nap, zhuh-] /dʒəˈnæp, ʒə-/
verb (used with object), genapped, genapping.
1.
to singe (worsted yarn) in order to remove loose or protruding fibers.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; after Genappe, Belgium, where the yarn was originally manufactured
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genappe

/dʒəˈnæp/
noun
1.
a smooth worsted yarn used for braid, etc
Word Origin
C19: from Genappe, Belgium, where originally manufactured
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