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.