- a fine handmade lace in a floral pattern outlined with raised cordonnet, originally made in the area of Brussels.
- a modern machine-made net lace on which floral designs are appliquéd.
Origin of Brussels lace
First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for brussels lace
Her head-dress was a Brussels-lace mob, peculiarly adapted to the charming air and turn of her features.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
- a fine lace with a raised or appliqué design
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