Silk serge
Serge Serge, n. [F. serge, sarge, originally, a silken stuff, fr. L. serica, f. or neut. pl. of sericus silken. See {Sericeous}, {Silk}.] A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes. [1913 Webster]

{Silk serge}, a twilled silk fabric used mostly by tailors for lining parts of gentlemen's coats. [1913 Webster]


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  • Serge — Serge, n. [F. serge, sarge, originally, a silken stuff, fr. L. serica, f. or neut. pl. of sericus silken. See {Sericeous}, {Silk}.] A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes. [1913 Webster] {Silk serge}, a twilled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • serge — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. serge, from V.L. *sarica, in M.L. cloth of wool mixed with silk or linen, from L. serica (vestis) silken (garment), from serica, from Gk. serike, fem. of serikos silken (see SILK (Cf. silk)). The French word is the… …   Etymology dictionary

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