Organdie



[awr-guh n-dee] /ˈɔr gən di/

noun, plural organdies.
1.
a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.
/ˈɔːɡəndɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
n.

“fine transparent muslin,” 1829, from French organdi “sorte de Mousseline ou toile de coton” (1725), of unknown origin. Barnhart suggests it is an alteration of Organzi, from medieval form of Urgench, city in Uzbekistan that was a cotton textile center.

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