messaline

noun

mes·​sa·​line ˌme-sə-ˈlēn How to pronounce messaline (audio)
: a soft lightweight silk dress fabric with a satin weave

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of messaline was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Messaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/messaline. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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