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marquisette

[mahr-kuh-zet, -kwuh-] /ˌmɑr kəˈzɛt, -kwə-/
noun
1.
a lightweight open fabric of leno weave in cotton, rayon, silk, or nylon.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < French, diminutive of marquise. See marquise, -ette
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  • Her gown was of em broidered marquisette, elaborately trimmed with lace and seed pearls.
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marquisette

/ˌmɑːkɪˈzɛt; -kwɪ-/
noun
1.
a leno-weave fabric of cotton, silk, etc
Word Origin
C20: from French, diminutive of marquise
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