marquisette

[mahr-kuh-zet, -kwuh-]
noun
a lightweight open fabric of leno weave in cotton, rayon, silk, or nylon.

Origin:
1905–10; < French, diminutive of marquise. See marquise, -ette

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marquisette (ˌmɑːkɪˈzɛt, -kwɪ-)
 
n
a leno-weave fabric of cotton, silk, etc
 
[C20: from French, diminutive of marquise]

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Her gown was of em broidered marquisette, elaborately trimmed with lace and seed pearls.
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