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grogram

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɒɡrəm
 
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Definition of grogram in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A coarse fabric made of silk, often combined with mohair or wool and stiffened with gum.
Example sentences
  • He was well known for wearing ‘grogram’ a course silk fabric which he apparently had made into a boat cloak and perhaps trousers.
  • This move was ordered by Admiral Vernon, who was famous for his grogram cloak - hence the term ‘grog’ for the rum and water mixture, and the consequent sensation of grogginess.
  • I give my daughter Sarah 12 yards of black grogram to make her a gown.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French gros grain 'coarse grain' (see also grosgrain).

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