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reticule

[ret-i-kyool] /ˈrɛt ɪˌkyul/
noun
1.
a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.
2.
Optics. reticle.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < French réticule < Latin rēticulum reticle
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British Dictionary definitions for reticules

reticule

/ˈrɛtɪˌkjuːl/
noun
1.
(in the 18th and 19th centuries) a woman's small bag or purse, usually in the form of a pouch with a drawstring and made of net, beading, brocade, etc
2.
a variant of reticle
Word Origin
C18: from French réticule, from Latin rēticulumreticle
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Word Origin and History for reticules

reticule

n.

"a ladies' small bag," 1801, from French réticule (18c.) "a net for the hair, a reticule," from Latin reticulum "a little net, network bag" (see reticulate (adj.)).

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