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 (mə-lēnz′, mä-lēn′)
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(məˈliːn) or


1. (Textiles) a type of silk net used in dressmaking
2. (Textiles) another name for Mechlin lace
[C19: from French Malines (Mechelen), where this lace was traditionally made]


(Placename) the French name for Mechelen
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Also, ma•line′.

a delicate net resembling tulle.
[1840–50; after Malines]



French name of Mechlin.
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