bourette

noun

bou·​rette
büˈret,
bəˈ
variants or less commonly bourrette
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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourette. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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