petit point


pet·​it point ˈpe-tē-ˌpȯint How to pronounce petit point (audio)
: tent stitch
also : embroidery made with this stitch

Word History


French, literally, small point

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of petit point was in 1842

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“Petit point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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