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ruby-blend
ruby-crowned kinglet
ruby-crowned wren
ruby-red
Ruby-tailed
ruby-throated hummingbird
Rubying
Rubytail
rubythroat
Rubywood
RUC
Rucervine
Rucervus Duvaucelli
Rucervus Eldi
ruched
ruching
rucibeb
rucida
Ruck
ruck up
Rucked
Rucking
ruckle
rucksack

ruche definitions

Merriam Webster's

or ruching noun Etymology: French ruche literally, beehive, from Medieval Latin rusca bark Date: 1827 a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric used for trimming ruched adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a frill or gathering of lace etc. as a trimming. Derivatives: ruched adj. ruching n. Etymology: F f. med.L rusca tree-bark, of Celt. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ruche Ruche, n. [F. ruche ruche, beehive, OF. rusche a beehive, which was formerly made of the bark of trees; cf. W. rhisg, rhisgl, bark, gael. rusg bark, rind.] 1. A plaited, quilled, or goffered strip of lace, net, ribbon, or other material, -- used in place of collars or cuffs, and as a trimming for women's dresses and bonnets. [Written also rouche.] 2. A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.

Moby Thesaurus

crease, creasing, crimp, dog-ear, double, doubling, duplicature, flection, flexure, flounce, fold, frill, gather, lapel, lappet, plica, plication, plicature, ply, ruching, ruffle, tuck



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