organza

[awr-gan-zuh]
noun, plural organzas.
a sheer rayon, nylon, or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and with a crisp finish, used in the manufacture of evening dresses, trimmings, etc.

Origin:
1810–20; origin uncertain

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organza (ɔːˈɡænzə)
 
n
a thin stiff fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, rayon, etc
 
[C20: perhaps related to organzine]

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organza
1820, from Fr. organsin, It. organzino, of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
It was a white silk organza sundress with lime green and bright yellow and bright blue polka dots.
The models appeared in dresses of hand-painted organza.
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