plural -s
: soft silk thread for embroidery

Word History


French, silk floss, filoselle, from Middle French, from Old Italian (dialect) filosello silkworm cocoon, silk floss, modification (influenced by filo thread, from Latin filum) of (assumed) Vulgar Latin follicellus, alteration of Latin folliculus small bag, husk, pod

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“Filoselle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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