Grosgrain Gros"grain`, a. [F. Cf. {Grogram}.] Of a coarse texture; -- applied to silk with a heavy thread running crosswise. [1913 Webster]

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  • grosgrain — [grō′grān΄] n. [Fr: see GROGRAM] a closely woven silk or rayon fabric with prominent, crosswise ribbing, used for ribbons, trimming, etc …   English World dictionary

  • grosgrain — gros·grain || grəʊgreɪn n. heavy silk cloth adj. of grosgrain (heavy silk cloth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grosgrain — noun Etymology: French gros grain coarse texture Date: 1868 a strong close woven corded fabric usually of silk or rayon and often with cotton filler compare grogram …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grosgrain — …   Wikipedia

  • grosgrain — grosgrained, adj. /groh grayn /, n. a heavy, corded ribbon or cloth of silk or rayon. [1865 70; < F gros grain large grain] * * * …   Universalium

  • grosgrain — noun /ˈɡɹəʊɡɹeɪn/ a) A silk fabric having narrow, horizontal ribs. b) A close woven fabric (usually made from silk or rayon) having narrow horizontal ribs …   Wiktionary

  • grosgrain — heavy close woven corded silk Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • grosgrain —    (GROH grayn) [French: coarse grain] A heavy, horizontally corded silk or rayon fabric or ribbon …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • grosgrain — [ grəʊgreɪn] noun a heavy ribbed fabric, typically of silk or rayon. Origin C19: Fr., coarse grain (see also grogram) …   English new terms dictionary

  • grosgrain — gros·grain …   English syllables

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