- n. From the Old French "tistre" that comes from the Old Latin "texĕre". From previous forms in English as "tyssu" "tissewe" "tyssew" among others. A rich cloth, which could be interwoven with gold or silver.
- Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. [www.oed.com]
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