ruche

noun
\ ˈrüsh \
variants: or ruching \ˈrü-shiŋ \

Definition of ruche 

: a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric used for trimming

Other words from ruche

ruched \ˈrüsht \ adjective

First Known Use of ruche

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruche

French ruche literally, beehive, from Medieval Latin rusca bark

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