lustring

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EtymologyEdit

From French lustrine, Italian lustrino, from lustrare (to polish), Latin lustrare. See luster and compare lutestring.

NounEdit

lustring (plural lustrings)

  1. A glossy silk fabric; lutestring.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 293:
      [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 [] .

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