marquisette

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noun mar·qui·sette \ˌmär-kwə-ˈzet, -kə-\

Definition of marquisette

  1. :  a sheer meshed fabric used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets

Origin and Etymology of marquisette

marquise + -ette


First Known Use: 1908

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