[ den-tel, dahn- ]
/ dɛnˈtɛl, dɑn- /
a lacelike, tooled pattern used in decorating book covers.
Origin of dentelle
1840–50; < French: lace, literally, little tooth < Old French dentele, diminutive of dent tooth < Latin dent- (stem of dēns)
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