messaline

noun
mes·sa·line | \ˌme-sə-ˈlēn \

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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