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Organza

noun; derivation
A type of fabric, composed of silk or similar synthetic material, characterized by its stiffness and shine. Most often used for high-society clothing.
 
She had a two-metre circumference of stiff organza surrounding her.
Etymology : The likely etymology is as a derivative of the trademarked named Lorganza. First entering the language in the 1820s, the word is certainly a shibboleth, identifying either those who work with cloth or those in very high society.
Source : Online journal
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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