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broderie anglaise

or broderie Anglaise

[broh-duh-ree ahng-gleyz, -glez; French brawduh-ree ahn-glez]
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noun
  1. fine white needlework done on fine cloth, typically on eyelet.
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Origin of broderie anglaise

1850–55; < French: literally, English embroidery
Also called Madeira embroidery.
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British Dictionary definitions for broderie anglaise

broderie anglaise

noun
  1. open embroidery on white cotton, fine linen, etc
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Word Origin

C19: French: English embroidery
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