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gros point

[groh point] /ˈgroʊ ˌpɔɪnt/
noun, plural gros points.
1.
a large stitch used in embroidery.
Compare petit point (def 1), tent stitch.
2.
Venetian point lace with raised work and large designs.
Origin of gros point
1860-1865
1860-65; < French: large point
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gros point

/ˈɡrəʊ ˈpɔɪnt; French ɡro pwɛ̃/
noun
1.
a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
2.
work done in this stitch
Compare petit point
Word Origin
C20: from Old French: large point
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