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gros de Londres

[groh duh lawn-druh, lawnd; French groh duh lawn-druh] /ˌgroʊ də ˈlɔn drə, ˈlɔnd; French groʊ də ˈlɔ̃ drə/
noun
1.
a cross-ribbed, silk dress fabric with ribs alternating in color or between coarse and fine yarn.
Origin
< French: literally, London gross; cf. grosgrain
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gros de Londres

/ɡro də lɔ̃drə/
noun
1.
a lightweight shiny ribbed silk fabric, the ribs alternating between wide and narrow between different colours or between different textures of yarn
Word Origin
literally: heavy (fabric) from London
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