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plis·sé also plis·se  audio  (pl-s) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A puckered finish given to fabric by treating it with a caustic soda.
  2. Fabric having such a finish.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from past participle of plisser, to pleat, from Old French, from pli, fold, from plier, to fold, from Latin plicre; see plek- in Indo-European roots


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