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


Definition of bourette



  1. 1 :  an irregular slubbed yarn made usually of silk waste

  2. 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 — more at bureau

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