lutestring

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noun lute·string \ˈlüt-(ˌ)striŋ\

Definition of lutestring

  1. :  a plain glossy silk formerly much used for women's dresses and ribbons

Origin and Etymology of lutestring

by folk etymology from Italian lustrino glossy fabric, from lustro luster


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