gros point

gros point

[groh point]
noun, plural gros points.
1.
a large stitch used in embroidery. Compare petit point ( def 1 ), tent stitch.
2.
Venetian point lace with raised work and large designs.

Origin:
1860–65; < French: large point

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gros point (ˈɡrəʊ ˈpɔɪnt, French ɡro pwɛ̃)
 
n
1.  a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
2.  work done in this stitch
 
[C20: from Old French: large point]

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