serge

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French serge, replacing an older borrowing from Middle French sarge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin sērica.

Noun[edit]

serge ‎(countable and uncountable, plural serges)

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  1. (textiles) A type of worsted cloth.
  2. (by metonymy) A garment made of this fabric.
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Verb[edit]

serge ‎(third-person singular simple present serges, present participle serging, simple past and past participle serged)

  1. (sewing) To overlock.

Etymology 2[edit]

French cierge.

Noun[edit]

serge ‎(plural serges)

  1. A large wax candle used in some church ceremonies.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sarge, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin sērica, ultimately from the Ancient Greek σηρῐκός ‎(sērikós, silken).

Noun[edit]

serge f ‎(plural serges)

  1. twill, serge

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