eolienne

noun eo·li·enne \(ˌ)āˌōlēˈen, (ˌ)ēˌō-\

Definition of eolienne

plural

-s

  1. :  a lustrous lightweight dress fabric woven with a silk warp and coarser filling threads of wool, rayon, or cotton that make a fine cross rib

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Origin and Etymology of eolienne

French éolienne, from feminine of éolien Aeolean (of Aeolus), from Aeolus + French -ien -ian


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