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guipure

[ gi-pyoor; French gee-pyr ]
/ gɪˈpyʊər; French giˈpür /
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noun, plural gui·pures [gi-pyoorz; French gee-pyr]. /gɪˈpyʊərz; French giˈpür/.
any of various laces, often heavy, made of linen, silk, etc., with the pattern connected by brides rather than by a net ground.
any of various laces or trimmings formerly in use, made with cords or heavy threads, metal, etc.
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Origin of guipure

1835–45; <French, equivalent to guip(er) to cover or whip with silk, etc. (<Germanic; see wipe, whip) + -ure-ure
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British Dictionary definitions for guipure

guipure
/ (ɡɪˈpjʊə) /

noun
Also called: guipure lace any of many types of heavy lace that have their pattern connected by brides, rather than supported on a net mesh
a heavy corded trimming; gimp

Word Origin for guipure

C19: from Old French guipure, from guiper to cover with cloth, of Germanic origin; see wipe, whip
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