- a rich, corded silk cloth of a kind used in hangings, vestments, etc.
- a garment made of this
Origin of paduasoyaltered (after Padua) ; from earlier poudesoy ; from French pou-de-soie
- A rich heavy silk fabric with a corded effect.
- A hanging or garment made of this fabric.
Origin of paduasoyAlteration (influenced by Padua) of French pou-de-soie, from Old French pout-de-soie : pout, of uncertain meaning + de, of (from Latin d&emacron;; see de–) + soie, silk (from Vulgar Latin *s&emacron;ta, from Late Latin saeta, raw silk, from Latin, bristle).
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.