organzine

noun
or·​gan·​zine | \ ˈȯr-gən-ˌzēn How to pronounce organzine (audio) \

Definition of organzine

: a raw silk yarn used for warp threads in fine fabrics

First Known Use of organzine

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for organzine

French or Italian; French organsin, from Italian organzino

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“Organzine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organzine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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