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lisse

[lees] /lis/
noun
1.
a fine, filmy, lightly crinkled gauze fabric used in strips for making ruching or for finishing garments.
Origin
1850-1855
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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