A gathered ruffle or pleat of fabric used for trimming or decorating garments.
v. ruched, ruch·ing, ruch·es
To gather fabric in a repeating pattern to make such a pleat or ruffle.
To gather (fabric) in a repeating pattern to make such a pleat or ruffle.
[French, from Old French rusche, beehive, from Medieval Latin rūsca, bark of a tree (used for making beehives), of Celtic origin.]
ruched (ro͞osht) adj.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a strip of pleated or frilled lawn, lace, etc, used to decorate blouses, dresses, etc, or worn around the neck like a small ruff as in the 16th century
[C19: from French, literally: beehive, from Medieval Latin rūsca bark of a tree, of Celtic origin]
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a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin, or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.
[1820–30; < French: literally, beehive < Gallo-Romance *rūsca bark]
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ruche- A frill of gathered ribbon as a trimming.
See also related terms for trim.
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n → Rüsche f
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