can·​ne·​tille | \ ¦kanə¦tē(l), F kȧntēēy \
plural -s

Definition of cannetille

: a fine gold or silver thread twisted spirally that is used in embroidery and often made into lace for vestments or into military braid

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History and Etymology for cannetille

French, from Italian cannutiglia, canutiglia, from Spanish cañutillo, literally, small tube, diminutive of cañuto tube, pipe, from Arabic dialect (Spain) qannūṭ, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cannutus, from Latin canna cane

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“Cannetille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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