lutestring definition

  • noun:
    • an ordinary, stout, lustrous silk, used for females' outfits and for ribbon.
    • A plain, stout, lustrous silk, employed for ladies' clothes as well as ribbon.
    • A string including ended up being applied to a lute.
    • One of specific noctuid moths: so-called from outlines regarding fore wings, likened to lutestrings: as, the poplar-lutestring, Cymatophora or; the lesser lutestring, C. diluta.
    • A plain shiny style of silk previously used for ladies dresses.
    • A ribbon of these silk.

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