bourette

noun bou·rette \ büˈret , bəˈ \
variants: or less commonly bourrette

Definition of bourette

plural -s
1 :an irregular slubbed yarn made usually of silk waste
2 :a plain-woven fabric that has a rough uneven appearance and is made from bourette yarn

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Origin and Etymology of bourette

French bourrette coarse silk on the outside of a cocoon, from Middle French, from bourre (silk) waste, padding (from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth) + -ette


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