torchon lace

torchon lace

[tawr-shon; French tawr-shawn]
noun
1.
a bobbin-made linen or cotton lace with loosely twisted threads in simple, open patterns.
2.
a machine-made imitation of this.

Origin:
1875–80; torchon < French: duster, dishcloth, literally, something to wipe with, equivalent to torch(er) to wipe (see torch2) + -on noun suffix

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torchon lace (ˈtɔːʃən, French tɔrʃɔ̃)
 
n
a coarse linen or cotton lace with a simple openwork pattern
 
[C19 torchon, from French: a cleaning cloth, from torcher to wipe, from Old French torche bundle of straw; see torch]

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