Definitions

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

  • n. A soft silk fabric of satin weave having a dull finish.

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  • n. A heavy closely-woven silk fabric, faced with satin on both sides.

Etymologies

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

French : peau, skin + de, of + soie, silk.

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From French peau de soie ‘skin of silk’, perhaps originally a trademark.

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