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.

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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