from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A satin-finished silk fabric.
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- n. A fine semi-lustrous crepe in satin weave.
French, trade name, from charmeuse, charmer, seductress, from charmer, to charm, from charme, charm; see charm.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)