Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin silk fabric used for linings etc. in ladies' dresses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin silk fabric used for linings, etc., in ladies' dresses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mineralogy, an altered form of rhodonite, or silicate of manganese, in which the manganese protoxid has been converted into sesquioxid.
  • n. A thin silk fabric used for linings, etc., in women's costume.

Etymologies

French, from Latin marcidus withered, from marcere to wither, shrivel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The bride was attired in a white marceline silk of most scant proportions; her veil consisted of one breadth of tulle caught in her comb, at the back of her hair; no flowers were worn except a very minute bunch in front of her dress.

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  • Gambling as a source of income will only work if peopel have the money. marceline

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  • My anti-casino stance had nothing to do with the Bible, marceline.

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