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.
any fabric in this weave.
1850–55; perhaps Anglicized variant of French linon lawn, derivative of lin linen (< Latin līnum flax)