plissé


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plis·sé

also plis·se  (plĭ-sā′)
n.
1. A puckered finish given to fabric by treating it with a caustic soda.
2. Fabric having such a finish.

[French, from past participle of plisser, to pleat, from Old French, from pli, fold, from plier, to fold, from Latin plicāre; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

plissé

(ˈpliːseɪ; ˈplɪs-)
n
1. (Textiles) fabric with a wrinkled finish, achieved by treatment involving caustic soda: cotton plissé.
2. (Textiles) such a finish on a fabric
[French plissé pleated, from plisser to pleat; see ply2]

plis•sé

or plis•se

(pliˈseɪ, plɪ-)

n.
1. a textile finish characterized by a puckered or blistered effect, produced by chemical treatment.
2. a usu. lightweight fabric having this finish.
[1870–75; < French plissé, n. use of past participle of plisser to pleat; see ply2]