lutestring

lutestring

[loot-string]
noun
1.
a silk fabric of high sheen, formerly used in the manufacture of dresses.
2.
a narrow ribbon finished with a high gloss.

Origin:
1655–65; by folk etymology < French lustrine < Italian lustrino. See luster1, -ine1

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lustring or lutestring (ˈlʌstrɪŋ, ˈluːtˌstrɪŋ)
 
n
a glossy silk cloth, formerly used for clothing, upholstery, etc
 
[C17: from Italian lustrino, from lustrolustre]
 
lutestring or lutestring
 
n
 
[C17: from Italian lustrino, from lustrolustre]

lutestring (ˈluːtˌstrɪŋ)
 
n
textiles a variant of lustring

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