Peau-de-soie definition

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A soft silk fabric of satin weave having a dull finish.
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A soft, rich silk or rayon cloth with a dull, satiny finish.
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A heavy closely-woven silk fabric, faced with satin on both sides.
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Origin of peau-de-soie

  • Fr, lit., skin of silk

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French peau skin de of soie silk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French peau de soie "˜skin of silk', perhaps originally a trademark.

    From Wiktionary