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Valenciennes

[vuh-len-see-enz; French va-lahn-syen] /vəˌlɛn siˈɛnz; French va lɑ̃ˈsyɛn/
noun
1.
a city in N France, SE of Lille.
2.
Also called Valenciennes lace, Val, Val lace. Textiles.
  1. a flat bobbin lace of linen, worked in one piece with the same thread forming the ground and the motif.
  2. a cotton imitation of it.
Origin of Valenciennes
1710-1720
1710-20, for def 2
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Valenciennes1

/ˌvælənsɪˈɛn/
noun
1.
a flat bobbin lace typically having scroll and floral designs and originally made of linen, now often cotton
Word Origin
named after Valenciennes², where it was originally made

Valenciennes2

/French valɑ̃sjɛn/
noun
1.
a town in N France, on the River Escaut: a coal-mining and heavy industrial centre. Pop: 41 278 (1999)
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