Definition of melusine in US English:

melusine

noun

  • A silky, long-haired felt, used for making hats.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Gazette. From French mélusine, probably from Mélusine, the name of the female central character in a group of celebrated French medieval romances and legends.

Pronunciation

melusine

/mɛl(j)ʊˈsiːn/