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petit point

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun
1.
a small stitch used in embroidery.
Compare gros point (def 1), tent stitch.
2.
embroidery done on a canvas backing and resembling woven tapestry.
Origin of petit point
1880-1885
1880-85; < French: literally, small stitch
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British Dictionary definitions for petit point

petit point

/ˈpɛtɪ ˈpɔɪnt; French pəti pwɛ̃/
noun
1.
Also called tent stitch. a small diagonal needlepoint stitch used for fine detail
2.
work done with such stitches, esp fine tapestry
Compare gros point
Word Origin
French: small point
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