Valenciennes

noun
Va·​len·​ci·​ennes | \ və-ˌlen(t)-sē-ˈen(z) How to pronounce Valenciennes (audio) , ˌva-lən-sē- \

Definition of Valenciennes

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fine bobbin lace

Valenciennes

geographical name
Va·​len·​ci·​ennes | \ və-ˌlen(t)-sē-ˈen(z) How to pronounce Valenciennes (audio) \

Definition of Valenciennes (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Schelde River in northern France population 43,335

First Known Use of Valenciennes

Noun

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Valenciennes

Noun

after valenciennes, France

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“Valenciennes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valenciennes. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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