from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stiff transparent fabric of cotton or silk, used for trim, curtains, and light apparel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fine, transparent fabric made from cotton, and usually stiffened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sheer stiff muslin


French organdi, perhaps after Old French Organzi (Urganch), a city of western Uzbekistan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)



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