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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.
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Origin of Alençon lace
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby Alençon lace
Alembert, Alembert, d', alembic, alembicated, Alençon, Alençon lace, Alene, leopard cannot change its spots, a, aleph, aleph-bet, aleph-null
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British Dictionary definitions for Alençon lace
an elaborate lace worked on a hexagonal mesh and used as a border, or a machine-made copy of this
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