alençon

noun, often capitalized
alen·​çon | \ ə-ˈlen-ˌsän How to pronounce alençon (audio) , -ˈlen(t)-sən \

Definition of alençon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a delicate needlepoint lace

Alençon

geographical name
Alen·​çon | \ ˌa-ˌläⁿ-ˈsōⁿ How to pronounce Alençon (audio) \

Definition of Alençon (Entry 2 of 2)

city in northwestern France north of Le Mans population 27,416

First Known Use of alençon

Noun

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alençon

Noun

Alençon, France

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The first known use of alençon was in 1865

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“Alençon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alen%C3%A7on. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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