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Meaning of RUCHE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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