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torchon lace

[tawr-shon; French tawr-shawn] /ˈtɔr ʃɒn; French tɔrˈʃɔ̃/
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
1875-1880
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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British Dictionary definitions for torchon lace

torchon lace

/ˈtɔːʃən; French tɔrʃɔ̃/
noun
1.
a coarse linen or cotton lace with a simple openwork pattern
Word Origin
C19 torchon, from French: a cleaning cloth, from torcher to wipe, from Old French torche bundle of straw; see torch
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