From French lustrine, Italian lustrino, from lustrare (“to polish”), Latin lustrare. See luster and compare lutestring.
lustring (countable and uncountable, plural lustrings)
- A glossy silk fabric; lutestring.
1748, [Samuel Richardson], “Letter CCXCIII”, in Clarissa. Or, The History of a Young Lady: […], volumes (please specify |volume=I to VII), London: […] S[amuel] Richardson; […], →OCLC:
[S]he would give her a brown lustring gown, which with some alterations to make it more suitable to her degree would a great while serve her for a Sunday wear […] .