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grosgrain

[groh-greyn] /ˈgroʊˌgreɪn/
noun
1.
a heavy, corded ribbon or cloth of silk or rayon.
Origin of grosgrain
1865-1870
1865-70; < French gros grain large grain
Related forms
grosgrained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grosgrain

grosgrain

/ˈɡrəʊˌɡreɪn/
noun
1.
a heavy ribbed silk or rayon fabric or tape for trimming clothes, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French gros grain coarse grain; see gross, grain
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