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Brussels lace

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noun
  1. a fine handmade lace in a floral pattern outlined with raised cordonnet, originally made in the area of Brussels.
  2. a modern machine-made net lace on which floral designs are appliquéd.
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Origin of Brussels lace

First recorded in 1740–50
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  • Her head-dress was a Brussels-lace mob, peculiarly adapted to the charming air and turn of her features.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson


British Dictionary definitions for brussels lace

Brussels lace

noun
  1. a fine lace with a raised or appliqué design
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