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What is "Grosgrain" - Definition & Explanation

It is a blended fabric composed of fine silk warp threads and coarser silk, cotton or worsted weft. The weave is a warp rib with a high density of warp threads and low pick density of weft threads.
A firm, tightly woven fabric with a heavy, pronounced, crosswise rib. Used for neckties, millinery, trim. The term often describes ribbon but may be a full width fabric as well.
A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.
A strong close-woven corded fabric usually of silk or rayon and often with cotton filler -- compare grogram.
A plain-weave fabric with a rib in the weft direction, the rib being more pronounced than in a taffeta.

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