alençon

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

Definition of alençon

  1. :  a delicate needlepoint lace

Origin and Etymology of alençon

Alençon, France


First Known Use: 1865


Alençon

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

Definition of Alençon

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


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