leno


le·no

noun \ˈlē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of LENO

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

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