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broderie anglaise

or broderie Anglaise

[ broh-duh-ree ahng-gleyz, -glez; French brawduh-ree ahn-glez ]
/ ˌbroʊ dəˈri ɑŋˈgleɪz, -ˈglɛz; French brɔdə ri ɑ̃ˈglɛz /
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noun

fine white needlework done on fine cloth, typically on eyelet.

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Also called Madeira embroidery.

Origin of broderie anglaise

1850–55; <French: literally, English embroidery
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British Dictionary definitions for broderie anglaise

broderie anglaise
/ (ˌbrəʊdəriː ɑːŋˈɡlɛz) /

noun

open embroidery on white cotton, fine linen, etc

Word Origin for broderie anglaise

C19: French: English embroidery
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