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organdy

[awr-guh n-dee] /ˈɔr gən di/
noun, plural organdies.
1.
a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.
Also, organdie.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < French organdi, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for organdie

organdie

/ˈɔːɡəndɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
Word Origin
C19: from French organdi, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for organdie

organdy

n.

"fine transparent muslin," 1829, from French organdi "sorte de Mousseline ou toile de coton" (1725), of unknown origin. Barnhart suggests it is an alteration of Organzi, from medieval form of Urgench, city in Uzbekistan that was a cotton textile center.

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