leno

noun

le·​no ˈlē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce leno (audio)
1
: an open weave in which pairs of warp yarns cross one another and thereby lock the filling yarn in position
2
: a fabric made with a leno weave

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from French linon linen fabric, lawn, from Middle French lin flax, linen, from Latin linum flax

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of leno was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Leno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leno. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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