peau de soie

peau de soie

[poh duh swah, poh duh swah]
noun
a soft, satin-weave cloth of silk or rayon, grainy and having a dull luster, used to make dresses, coats, trimmings, etc.

Origin:
1865–70; < French: literally, pelt of silk

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peau de soie (ˈpəʊ də swɑː, French po də swa)
 
n
a rich reversible silk or rayon fabric
 
[literally: skin of silk]

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