ciré

noun ci·ré \ sə-ˈrā , sē- \
variants: or less commonly cire

Definition of ciré

1 :a highly glazed finish for fabrics usually achieved by applying wax to the fabric
2 :a fabric or garment with a ciré finish

Origin and Etymology of ciré

French, from past participle of cirer to wax, from cire wax, from Old French, from Latin cera — more at cerumen


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