malines

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

noun

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 a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.

Origin of malines

First recorded in 1840–50; after Malines
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British Dictionary definitions for maline (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for maline (2 of 2)

Malines

/ (malin) /

noun

the French name for Mechelen
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