cannetille

[ kan-i-teel; French kan-tee-yuh ]
/ ˌkæn ɪˈtil; French kanˈti yə /

noun

a gold or silver thread with a spiral twist, formerly much used in embroidery.

Nearby words

  1. cannelloni,
  2. cannelure,
  3. canner,
  4. cannery,
  5. cannes,
  6. cannibal,
  7. cannibalism,
  8. cannibalistic,
  9. cannibalization,
  10. cannibalize

Origin of cannetille

< Spanish cañatillo, diminutive of cañuto pipe, tube (< Mozarabic) < Vulgar Latin *cannūtus, equivalent to Latin cann(a) cane + Vulgar Latin *-ūtus for Latin -ātus -ate1

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