- a strong raw-silk thread made of twisted strands
- a fabric made of such threads
Origin of organzineFrench organsin ; from Italian organzino, probably after Urgan?, name of a town in Russian Turkestan, famous as a silk market in medieval times
Origin of organzineFrench organsin, from Italian organzino, probably after Organzi, (Urganch), a city of western Uzbekistan.
- A kind of double thrown silk of very fine texture; silk twisted like a rope with different strands, so as to increase its strength.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.