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macramé

[mak-ruh-mey] /ˈmæk rəˌmeɪ/
noun
1.
an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand-knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc.
2.
the technique or art of producing macramé.
verb (used with object), macraméd or macraméed, macraméing.
3.
to make or produce using macramé:
to macramé a wall hanging.
Origin of macramé
1865-1870
1865-70; < French < Italian macramè kind of fringe on hand towels < Turkish makrama napkin, face towel < Arabic miqrama embroidered coverlet
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British Dictionary definitions for macrame

macramé

/məˈkrɑːmɪ/
noun
1.
a type of ornamental work made by knotting and weaving coarse thread into a pattern
Word Origin
C19: via French and Italian from Turkish makrama towel, from Arabic migramah striped cloth
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Word Origin and History for macrame
n.

1869, from French macramé, from Turkish maqrama "towel, napkin," from Arabic miqramah "embroidered veil."

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