from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A puckered finish given to fabric by treating it with a caustic soda.
- n. 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)