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paduasoy

[paj-oo-uh-soi] /ˈpædʒ u əˌsɔɪ/
noun, plural paduasoys.
1.
a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric.
2.
a garment made of this.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; alteration of French pou de soie (variant of poult de soie literally, pelt of silk) by association with Padua
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paduasoy

/ˈpædjʊəˌsɔɪ/
noun
1.
a rich strong silk fabric used for hangings, vestments, etc
2.
a garment made of this
Word Origin
C17: changed (through influence of Padua) from earlier poudesoy, from French pou-de-soie, of obscure origin
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