Barege



a sheer fabric constructed in a leno weave of silk warp and cotton or worsted filling, often used to make veils and dresses.
Historical Examples

The gingham will last longer than the barege, and will be good for more uses after it is outworn as a dress.
A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton

She did her hair according to the directions of the hairdresser, and put on the barege dress spread out upon the bed.
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

She said she had nothing but a black ‘barege’ along, and would that do with the hat she had on?
The Kentons William Dean Howells

Mimi was seized with a fit of hysterical laughter, and skipped about like a kid, waving a barege scarf.
Bohemians of the Latin Quarter Henry Murger

He had no doubt his mistress would look most charmingly in a barege.
The Voyage of Captain Popanilla Benjamin Disraeli

She laid a fold of the barege over the pink silk, then she looked radiantly at Sylvia.
The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In lieu of a hat, a barege veil covered her light brown and abundant hair.
Bayou Folk Kate Chopin

noun
a light silky gauze fabric made of wool
adjective
made of such a fabric

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