genappe

genappe

[juh-nap, zhuh-]
verb (used with object), genapped, genapping.
to singe (worsted yarn) in order to remove loose or protruding fibers.

Origin:
1855–60; after Genappe, Belgium, where the yarn was originally manufactured

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genappe (dʒəˈnæp)
 
n
a smooth worsted yarn used for braid, etc
 
[C19: from Genappe, Belgium, where originally manufactured]

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