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.