lisse

lisse

[lees]
noun
a fine, filmy, lightly crinkled gauze fabric used in strips for making ruching or for finishing garments.

Origin:
1850–55; < French (crêpe) lisse smooth (crepe), derivative of lisser to smooth, polish, Old French lischier, licier < Medieval Latin lixāre to leach, derivative of Late Latin lixa lye; cf. lixivium

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