messaline

[mes-uh-leen, mes-uh-leen]
noun
a thin, soft silk with a twill or satin weave.

Origin:
1905–10; < French

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messaline (ˌmɛsəˈliːn, ˈmɛsəˌliːn)
 
n
a light lustrous twilled-silk fabric
 
[C20: from French, origin obscure]

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Messaline with pleated flounce which has a puffing at head.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of white messaline with lace overdress.
Messaline waists made especially at tractive with braided fronts.
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