peau de soie


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peau de soie

 (pō′ də swä′)
n.
A soft silk fabric of satin weave having a dull finish.

[French : peau, skin + de, of + soie, silk.]

peau de soie

(ˈpəʊ də swɑː; French po də swa)
n
(Textiles) a rich reversible silk or rayon fabric
[literally: skin of silk]

peau de soie

(ˌpoʊ də ˈswɑ, ˈpoʊ də ˌswɑ)
n.
a soft satin-weave fabric of silk or synthetic fibers, having a dull luster.
[1865–70; < French: literally, silk skin]
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