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A frill or pleat of fabric as decoration on a garment or soft furnishing.
ruffle, flounce, ruff, furbelow, jabot, peplum, flute, ruche, ruching, gather, tuck, fringeView synonyms
- ‘Her dress was of soft creamy-white satin merveilleux, trimmed round the train with a deep frayed ruche of the material.’
- ‘The cushions and pillows and bolster were all bright red, as was the canopy that draped itself over the posts of her bed and dangled in soft muslin ruches.’
Early 19th century: from French, from medieval Latin rusca tree bark, of Celtic origin.
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