Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A satin-finished silk fabric.

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  • noun A fine semi-lustrous crepe in satin weave.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, trade name, from charmeuse, charmer, seductress, from charmer, to charm, from charme, charm; see charm.]

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