paduasoy

paduasoy

[paj-oo-uh-soi]
noun, plural paduasoys.
1.
a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric.
2.
a garment made of this.

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

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