alen·​çon ə-ˈlen-ˌsän How to pronounce alençon (audio)
often capitalized
: a delicate needlepoint lace

Word History


Alençon, France

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alençon was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Alençon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Alen·​çon ˌa-ˌläⁿ-ˈsōⁿ How to pronounce Alençon (audio)
city in northwestern France north of Le Mans population 27,416
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