filasse

noun fi·lasse \fə̇ˈlas\

Definition of filasse

plural

-s

  1. :  vegetable fiber (as jute or ramie) prepared for manufacture

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Origin and Etymology of filasse

French, from Old French filace, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin filacea, from Latin filum thread + -acea (from feminine of -aceus -aceous) — more at file


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