peau de soie

noun \¦pōdə¦swä\

Definition of peau de soie

  1. :  a silk or rayon dress fabric with a smooth satiny texture and a fine ribbed or grained surface

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Origin and Etymology of peau de soie

French, literally, skin of silk

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