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guipure

[gi-pyoo r; French gee-pyr] /gɪˈpyʊər; French giˈpür/
noun, plural guipures
[gi-pyoo rz; French gee-pyr] /gɪˈpyʊərz; French giˈpür/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of various laces, often heavy, made of linen, silk, etc., with the pattern connected by brides rather than by a net ground.
2.
any of various laces or trimmings formerly in use, made with cords or heavy threads, metal, etc.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French, equivalent to guip(er) to cover or whip with silk, etc. (< Germanic; see wipe, whip) + -ure -ure
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guipure

/ɡɪˈpjʊə/
noun
1.
Also called guipure lace. any of many types of heavy lace that have their pattern connected by brides, rather than supported on a net mesh
2.
a heavy corded trimming; gimp
Word Origin
C19: from Old French guipure, from guiper to cover with cloth, of Germanic origin; see wipe, whip
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