alençon

noun, often capitalized
alen·çon | \ə-ˈlen-ˌsän, -ˈlen(t)-sən\

Definition of alençon 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a delicate needlepoint lace

Alençon

geographical name
Alen·çon | \ˌa-ˌläⁿ-ˈsōⁿ \

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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