Definition of Cluny lace
: a sturdy bobbin lace for clothing and interior decoration made by hand or machine of linen or cotton thread and characterized by wheat or wheel designs on a coarse mesh
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Origin and Etymology of cluny lace
from the Abbey of Cluny, Cluny, France, where it was used by the monks
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