leno

[lee-noh]
noun, plural lenos.
1.
Also called leno weave, gauze weave. a weave structure in which paired warp yarns are intertwined in a series of figure eights and filling yarn is passed through each of the interstices so formed, producing a firm, open mesh.
2.
any fabric in this weave.
adjective
3.
made in leno weave.

Origin:
1850–55; perhaps Anglicized variant of French linon lawn, derivative of lin linen (< Latin līnum flax)

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leno (ˈliːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
1.  (in textiles) a weave in which the warp yarns are twisted together in pairs between the weft or filling yarns
2.  a fabric of this weave
 
[C19: probably from French linon lawn, from lin flax, from Latin līnum. See linen]

Leno (ˈliːnəʊ)
 
n
Dan, original name George Galvin. 1860--1904, British music-hall entertainer, noted esp for his pantomime performances: he died insane

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