- Also called point d'Alençon. a delicate needlepoint lace having a solid design outlined with twisted yarn on a background of hexagonal mesh.
- a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline.
Origin of Alençon lace
First recorded in 1855–60
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- an elaborate lace worked on a hexagonal mesh and used as a border, or a machine-made copy of this
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