Definitions

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

  • noun A puckered finish given to fabric by treating it with a caustic soda.
  • noun Fabric having such a finish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Gathered or shirred: said of dress-goods, etc.

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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