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[mass noun] A silk thread made of strands twisted together in the contrary direction to that of each individual strand.
- ‘Crepe is similar to organzine but is twisted to a much greater extent.’
Late 17th century: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, of unknown ultimate origin.
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