organdie

organdy

[awr-guhn-dee]
noun, plural organdies.
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:
1825–35; < French organdi, of obscure origin

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organdie or esp (US) organdy (ˈɔːɡəndɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
 
[C19: from French organdi, of unknown origin]
 
organdy or esp (US) organdy
 
n
 
[C19: from French organdi, of unknown origin]

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organdy
1835, from Fr. organdi (18c.), of unknown origin.
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