faille[fīl, fāl; Fr fȧ′y']
a soft, ribbed, plainly woven fabric of silk or rayon, for dresses, coats, etc.
Origin of failleFrench
A soft woven fabric, often of silk or cotton, having a crosswise rib.
Origin of failleFrench, from Old North French, cloth head-covering worn by women in Flanders, possibly from Middle Dutch falie, scarf.