colbertine

Colbertine

Col"ber*tine\, n. [From Jean Baptiste Colbert, a minister of Louis XIV., who encouraged the lace manufacture in France.] A kind of lace. [Obs.]

Pinners edged with colbertine. --Swift.

Difference rose between Mechlin, the queen of lace, and colbertine. --Young.
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