leno

noun
le·no | \ˈlē-(ˌ)nō \

Definition of leno 

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

First Known Use of leno

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for leno

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

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