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bou·cléor bou·cle (bo͞o-klā′)
1. A type of yarn usually consisting of three strands, one of which is less taut, creating a looped or curly texture.
2. Fabric woven or knitted from this yarn.
[French, from past participle of boucler, to curl, from Old French, from boucle, buckle, curl of hair; see buckle.]
(Textiles) a curled or looped yarn or fabric giving a thick knobbly effect
(Textiles) of or designating such a yarn or fabric: a bouclé wool coat.
[C19: from French bouclé curly, from boucle a curl, buckle]
n., pl. -clés or -cles.
1. yarn with loops producing a rough, nubby appearance on woven or knitted fabrics.
2. a fabric made of this yarn.
[1890–95; < French: literally, curled]
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