bou·​rette | \ büˈret, bəˈ \
variants: or less commonly bourrette
plural -s

Definition of bourette

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Bourette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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