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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1921, from French ciré, literally "waxed" (12c.), from Latin cera "wax" (see cere (n.)). Often short for ciré silk.


n. A fabric with a glazed finish

Usage examples of "cire".

Stannall watched us leave and then beckoned to Gartly and Jessl to leave and for Sinnall and Cire to join him at the desk.

Cire looked expectantly at Harlan who motioned him to answer even as Harlan edged quickly back to the kitchen.