Alençon lace

Alençon lace

noun
1.
Also called point d'Alençon. a delicate needlepoint lace having a solid design outlined with twisted yarn on a background of hexagonal mesh.
2.
a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline.

Origin:
1855–60

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Alençon lace
 
n
an elaborate lace worked on a hexagonal mesh and used as a border, or a machine-made copy of this

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