Valenciennes lace


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Valenciennes lace

n.
A fine lace with no raised borders and usually a floral pattern.

[After Valenciennes.]
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Noun1.Valenciennes lace - a type of bobbin lace with floral patterns
bobbin lace, pillow lace - a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins
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