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leno

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noun le·no \ˈlē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of leno

  1. 1 :  an open weave in which pairs of warp yarns cross one another and thereby lock the filling yarn in position

  2. 2 :  a fabric made with a leno weave



Origin of leno

perhaps from French linon linen fabric, lawn, from Middle French lin flax, linen, from Latin linum flax


First Known Use: 1821

Rhymes with leno


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