ruche

ruche

 (ro͞osh)
n.
A gathered ruffle or pleat of fabric used for trimming or decorating garments.
v. ruched, ruch·ing, ruch·es
v.intr.
To gather fabric in a repeating pattern to make such a pleat or ruffle.
v.tr.
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.

ruche

(ruːʃ) or

rouche

n
(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]

ruche

( (ruʃ)

n.
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]

ruche

- A frill of gathered ribbon as a trimming.
See also related terms for trim.
Translations

ruche

nRüsche f
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