from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse, often stiffened fabric made of silk, mohair, wool, or a blend of them.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strong fabric; a mixture of silk and wool or mohair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coarse stuff made of silk and mohair, or of coarse silk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse textile fabric formerly in use, made originally of silk and mohair, afterward of silk and wool, and usually stiffened with gum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coarse fabric of silk mixed with wool or mohair and often stiffened with gum
Alteration of French gros grain, coarse texture; see grosgrain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French gros grain ("coarse grain, a strong fabric"), from Latin grossus ("coarse, rough") . (Wiktionary)