broderie-anglaise

broderie anglaise

[broh-duh-ree ahng-gleyz, -glez; French brawduh-ree ahn-glez]
noun
fine white needlework done on fine cloth, typically on eyelet.
Also, broderie Anglaise.
Also called Madeira embroidery.


Origin:
1850–55; < French: literally, English embroidery

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broderie anglaise (ˌbrəʊdəriː ɑːŋˈɡlɛz)
 
n
open embroidery on white cotton, fine linen, etc
 
[C19: French: English embroidery]

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