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cordonnet

[ kawr-dn-et, -dn-ey ]
/ ˌkɔr dnˈɛt, -dnˈeɪ /
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noun

a thread, cord, or yarn used to outline a lace motif, form fringes, edge decorative braid, etc.

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Origin of cordonnet

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cordon, -et
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