organzine

noun

or·​gan·​zine ˈȯr-gən-ˌzēn How to pronounce organzine (audio)
: a raw silk yarn used for warp threads in fine fabrics

Word History

Etymology

French or Italian; French organsin, from Italian organzino

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of organzine was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Organzine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organzine. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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