filature

noun fil·a·ture \ ˈfil-ə-ˌchu̇r , -chər , -ˌt(y)u̇r \

Definition of filature

:a factory where silk is reeled

Origin and Etymology of filature

French, from Late Latin filatus, past participle of filare


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