messaline

noun
mes·​sa·​line | \ ˌme-sə-ˈlēn How to pronounce messaline (audio) \

Definition of messaline

: a soft lightweight silk dress fabric with a satin weave

First Known Use of messaline

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for messaline

French

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“Messaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/messaline. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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