fil·​a·​ture ˈfil-ə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce filature (audio)
: a factory where silk is reeled

Word History


French, from Late Latin filatus, past participle of filare

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filature was in 1759

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Cite this Entry

“Filature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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