malines

noun
ma·​lines | \ mə-ˈlēn How to pronounce malines (audio) \
plural malines\ mə-​ˈlēn(z) How to pronounce malines (audio) \

Definition of malines

2 or less commonly maline \ mə-​ˈlēn How to pronounce maline (audio) \ : a fine stiff net with a hexagonal mesh that is usually made of silk or rayon and that is often used for veils

First Known Use of malines

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for malines

French, from Malines (Mechelen), Belgium

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“Malines.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malines. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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