shirred


shirred

verb (used with object)

  1. to draw up or gather (cloth or the like) on three or more parallel threads.
  2. to bake (eggs removed from the shell) in a shallow dish or in individual dishes.

noun

  1. Also shirr·ing. a shirred arrangement, as of cloth.

verb

  1. to gather (fabric) into two or more parallel rows to decorate a dress, blouse, etc, often using elastic thread
  2. (tr) to bake (eggs) out of their shells

noun Also: shirring

  1. a series of gathered rows decorating a dress, blouse, etc
v.

“to gather (cloth) on parallel threads,” 1860 (implied in shirring), back-formation from shirred (1847), from shirr (n.) “elastic webbing,” of unknown origin.

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