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gros point

[ groh-point ]
/ ˈgroʊ ˌpɔɪnt /
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noun, plural gros points.
a large stitch used in embroidery.Compare petit point (def. 1), tent stitch.
Venetian point lace with raised work and large designs.
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Origin of gros point

1860–65; <French: large point
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British Dictionary definitions for gros point

gros point
/ (ˈɡrəʊ ˈpɔɪnt, French ɡro pwɛ̃) /

noun
a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads
work done in this stitch
Compare petit point

Word Origin for gros point

C20: from Old French: large point
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