[muh-leen; French ma-leen]
- Also ma·line. a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.
- Mechlin lace.
Origin of malines
First recorded in 1840–50; after Malines
[ma-leen; English muh-leenz]
- French name of Mechlin.
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Examples from the Web for malines
I shall go to Malines, of course, to say good‑bye to people.
At the beginning of 1585 almost every town had been reduced as far as Malines.Belgium
Lady Caroline meant to pass the winter at Malines, of all places in the world.
On leaving Brussels, we took the road to Malines and Antwerp.Travels in France during the years 1814-1815
“An island, I suppose,” said Malines, as the raft came alongside.The Island Queen
- a type of silk net used in dressmaking
- another name for Mechlin lace
C19: from French Malines (Mechelen), where this lace was traditionally made
- the French name for Mechelen
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