malines

[ muh-leen; French ma-leen ]
/ məˈlin; French maˈlin /
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noun

Also ma·line. a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.

Nearby words

  1. malik,
  2. malik, adam,
  3. maliki,
  4. malimprinted,
  5. malinda,
  6. malinger,
  7. malinka,
  8. malinke,
  9. malinovsky,
  10. malinovsky, rodion yakovlevich

Origin of malines

First recorded in 1840–50; after Malines

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British Dictionary definitions for maline

malines

/ (məˈliːn) /

noun

a type of silk net used in dressmaking
another name for Mechlin lace

Word Origin for malines

C19: from French Malines (Mechelen), where this lace was traditionally made

Malines

/ (malin) /

noun

the French name for Mechelen
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