Definitions

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  • n. A thick plain silk, generally black, used for clerical garments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thick plain silk, generally black, and used for clerical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of taffeta or plain silk, used for women's and also for men's wear in the eighteenth century and earlier.

Etymologies

French armoisin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the right hand of the saloon, are the common dining and drawing rooms; the first furnished with light green; the other, with a pale pink armozeen corded with white, and both trimmed with white silk fringe.

    Vicissitudes in Genteel Life

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  • A stout plain silk, usually black, used for clerical gowns and mourning scarves.

    August 8, 2008