Pronunciation: (si-lē'zhu, -shu, sī-),[key] —n. a lightweight, smoothly finished, twilled fabric of acetate, rayon, or cotton, for garment linings.
Pronunciation: (si-lē'zhu, -shu, sī-),[key] —n. a region in central Europe along both banks of the upper Oder River, mainly in SW Poland and the N Czech Republic: formerly divided between Germany (which had the largest portion), Poland, and Czechoslovakia; by provision of the Potsdam agreement 1945, the greater part of German Silesia came under Polish administration; rich deposits of coal, iron, and other minerals. German, Schlesien. Polish, Śląsk. Czech, Slezsko.