alençon

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alen%C3%A7on. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Alençon

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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