Definition of organzine in English:

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organzine

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːɡ(ə)nziːn/
/ɔːˈɡanziːn/

noun

[mass noun]
A silk thread made of strands twisted together in the contrary direction to that of each individual strand.
Example sentences
  • Crepe is similar to organzine but is twisted to a much greater extent.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, of unknown ultimate origin.

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