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organzine

[awr-guh n-zeen] /ˈɔr gənˌzin/
noun
1.
silk that has been additionally twisted in opposite directions, used warpwise in weaving silk fabrics.
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Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French organsin < Italian organizino
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organzine

/ˈɔːɡənˌziːn; ɔːˈɡænziːn/
noun
1.
a strong thread made of twisted strands of raw silk
2.
fabric made of such threads
Word Origin
C17: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, probably from Urgench, a town in Uzbekistan where the fabric was originally produced
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