An ornamental appendage to the skirt of a woman's dress, consisting of a strip gathered and sewed on by its upper edge around the skirt, and left hanging.

Origin: Cf. G. Flaus, flausch, a tuft of wool or hair; akin to vliess, E. Fleece; or perh. Corrupted fr. Rounce.

(01 Mar 1998)

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