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leno

[lee-noh] /ˈli noʊ/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; perhaps Anglicized variant of French linon lawn, derivative of lin linen (< Latin līnum flax)
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British Dictionary definitions for leno weave

leno

/ˈliːnəʊ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C19: probably from French linon lawn, from lin flax, from Latin līnum. See linen

Leno

/ˈliːnəʊ/
noun
1.
Dan, original name George Galvin. 1860–1904, British music-hall entertainer, noted esp for his pantomime performances: he died insane
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