plisse

plissé

[plee-sey, pli-]
noun
1.
a textile finish characterized by a puckered or blistered effect, produced by chemical treatment.
2.
a usually lightweight fabric having this finish.
Also, plisse.


Origin:
1870–75; < French plissé, noun use of past participle of plisser to pleat; see ply2

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plissé (ˈpliːseɪ, ˈplɪs-)
 
n
1.  fabric with a wrinkled finish, achieved by treatment involving caustic soda: cotton plissé
2.  such a finish on a fabric
 
[French plissé pleated, from plisser to pleat; see ply²]

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