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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about leno

Dictionary Entries near leno

Lennoaceae

Lennon

lennow

leno

Le Nôtre

lens

Lens

Statistics for leno

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for leno

The first known use of leno was in 1821

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on leno

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with leno

Comments on leno

What made you want to look up leno? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!