macle

noun

ma·​cle ˈma-kəl How to pronounce macle (audio)
1
: a twin crystal
2
: a flat often triangular diamond that is usually a twin crystal
macled adjective

Word History

Etymology

French, wide-meshed net, lozenge voided, macle, from Old French, mesh, lozenge voided, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German masca mesh — more at mesh

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of macle was in 1798

Dictionary Entries Near macle

Cite this Entry

“Macle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macle. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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