Definition of bourdon lace
: a net lace with edge and pattern outlined by cording
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Origin and Etymology of bourdon lace
French bourdon cord edging on lace, staff of a fish net, pilgrim's staff, from Late Latin burdon-, burdo hinny, from Latin burdus
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