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

Word History


French, from Malines (Mechelen), Belgium

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of malines was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Malines.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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