A strong and rich silk fabric, originally made at Padua, and worn by both sexes in England during the 15th century. The fabric was also known as Peau de Soie.

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  • Paduasoy — Pad u*a*soy , n. [From Padua, in Italy + F. soie silk; or cf. F. pou de soie.] A rich and heavy silk stuff. [Written also {padesoy}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paduasoy — [pad′yo͞o ə soi΄, paj′o͞oə soi΄] n. [altered (after PADUA) < earlier poudesoy < Fr pou de soie] 1. a rich, corded silk cloth of a kind used in hangings, vestments, etc. 2. a garment made of this …   English World dictionary

  • paduasoy — ˈpajəwəˌsȯi noun ( s) Etymology: by folk etymology (influence of Padua, city in northeast Italy) from earlier poudesoy, from French pou de soie 1. : a rich heavy corded silk fabric for clothing and upholstery 2. : a garment made of paduasoy …   Useful english dictionary

  • paduasoy — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier poudesoy, from French pou de soie Date: 1663 a corded silk fabric; also a garment made of it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paduasoy — /paj ooh euh soy /, n., pl. paduasoys. 1. a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric. 2. a garment made of this. [1625 35; alter. of F pou de soie (var. of POULT DE SOIE lit., pelt of silk) by assoc. with PADUA] * * * …   Universalium

  • paduasoy — corded silk Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • paduasoy — pad·u·a·soy …   English syllables

  • paduasoy — pad•u•a•soy [[t]ˈpædʒ u əˌsɔɪ[/t]] n. pl. soys 1) tex a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric 2) tex a garment made of this • Etymology: 1625–35; alter. of F pou(lt) de soie (MF, of obscure orig.) by assoc. with Padua …   From formal English to slang

  • paduasoy — /ˈpædʒusɔɪ/ (say pajoohsoy) noun (plural paduasoys) 1. a smooth, strong, rich, silk fabric. 2. a garment made of it. {apparently alteration of French pou de soie, by association with Padua say serge of Padua, a city in NE Italy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • paduasoy —   n. corded silk; garment of this …   Dictionary of difficult words

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