"pluche" not in the OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 22 17:08:57 UTC 2010

"Pluche" in neither of the two following senses is in the OED.  And
this is in a region of the alphabet that the OED has ploughed through
recently.  (Forgive the obscure pun.)

1)  "Satin pluche, and velvet are the materials most in request for
hats.  Plain pluche ... Fancy pluche ..."

Page 290. _The Ladies's Monthly Museum_.  Article "Costumes
Parisiennes".  Vol. VI.  Improved Series.  London, 1817.

2)  "Tarragon Sauce, or Pluche. ... In other pluches, tarragon must
always prevail. You may make pluches of parsley [etc.]"

Page 15.  _The French Cook_.  Louis Eustache Ude.  10th ed.  London, 1829.


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