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messaline

[mes-uh-leen, mes-uh-leen] /ˌmɛs əˈlin, ˈmɛs əˌlin/
noun
1.
a thin, soft silk with a twill or satin weave.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < French
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Examples from the web for messaline
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for messaline

messaline

/ˌmɛsəˈliːn; ˈmɛsəˌliːn/
noun
1.
a light lustrous twilled-silk fabric
Word Origin
C20: from French, origin obscure
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