guipure

guipure

[gi-pyoor; French gee-pyr]
noun, plural guipures [gi-pyoorz; French gee-pyr] .
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:
1835–45; < French, equivalent to guip(er) to cover or whip with silk, etc. (< Germanic; see wipe, whip) + -ure -ure

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guipure (ɡɪˈpjʊə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from Old French guipure, from guiper to cover with cloth, of Germanic origin; see wipe, whip]

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