lutestring

noun
lute·​string | \ˈlüt-(ˌ)striŋ \

Definition of lutestring 

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

First Known Use of lutestring

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lutestring

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

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