silk that has been additionally twisted in opposite directions, used warpwise in weaving silk fabrics.
Compare tram.

1690–1700; < French organsin < Italian organizino Unabridged
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organzine (ˈɔːɡənˌziːn, ɔːˈɡænziːn)
1.  a strong thread made of twisted strands of raw silk
2.  fabric made of such threads
[C17: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, probably from Urgench, a town in Uzbekistan where the fabric was originally produced]

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