filasse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French filasse.

Noun[edit]

filasse

  1. Vegetable fiber, such as jute or ramie, prepared for manufacture.

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

fil +‎ -asse.

Noun[edit]

filasse f (plural filasses)

  1. tow, oakum, hards
  2. (by metonymy) its distinctive bleak color
  3. something of that color, especially blond hair
  4. (by extension) a yellowish-blond haired person; a towhead

Etymology 2[edit]

See filer.

Verb[edit]

filasse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of filer

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

filasse

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of filare