grosgrain definition

  • noun:
    • A closely woven silk or rayon material with narrow horizontal ribs.
    • A ribbon manufactured from this fabric.
    • A silk fabric having narrow, horizontal ribs.
    • A close-woven textile (usually made from silk or rayon) having thin horizontal ribs.
    • A ribbon made from this textile.
    • A stout corded silk things, not so lustrous, and one of the very most durable of silk textiles.
    • a silk or silklike material with crosswise ribs
  • adjective:
    • Of a coarse texture; -- placed on silk with huge bond operating crosswise.

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