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 a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.

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Origin of malines

First recorded in 1840–50; after Malines

Definition for malines (2 of 2)

Malines
[ ma-leen; English muh-leenz ]
/ maˈlin; English məˈlinz /

noun

French name of Mechlin.
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British Dictionary definitions for malines (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 malines (2 of 2)

Malines
/ (malin) /

noun

the French name for Mechelen
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