- n. Probably an adoption of some form of Old French "flosche". It refers to the waste silk from the outer layers of cocoons.
- CIETA. Vocabulary of technical terms of fabrics (English, French, Italian, Spanish). Lyon: Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens, 1964; Burnham, Dorothy. Warp and Weft. A Textile Terminology. Royal Ontario Museum, 1980.
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