a closely woven silk or rayon fabric with prominent, crosswise ribbing, used for ribbons, trimming, etc.
Origin of grosgrainFr: see grogram
- A closely woven silk or rayon fabric with narrow horizontal ribs.
- A ribbon made of this fabric.
Origin of grosgrainFrench gros grain, coarse texture : gros, coarse, thick (from Old French; see gross) + grain, texture, grain (from Old French graine, grain, seed; see grain).
From French gros-grain.