grosgrain


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gros·grain

 (grō′grān′)
n.
1. A closely woven silk or rayon fabric with narrow horizontal ribs.
2. A ribbon made of this fabric.

[French gros grain, coarse texture : gros, coarse, thick (from Old French; see gross) + grain, texture, grain (from Old French graine, grain, seed; see grain).]

grosgrain

(ˈɡrəʊˌɡreɪn)
n
(Textiles) a heavy ribbed silk or rayon fabric or tape for trimming clothes, etc
[C19: from French gros grain coarse grain; see gross, grain]

gros•grain

(ˈgroʊˌgreɪn)

n.
a heavy corded ribbon or cloth of silk or rayon.
[1865–70; < French gros grain large grain]
gros′grained`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grosgrain - a silk or silklike fabric with crosswise ribs
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

grosgrain

[ˈgrəʊgreɪn] Ngrogrén m, cordellate m

grosgrain

grosgrain

[ˈgrəʊˌgreɪn] ngros-grain m
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