variants or less commonly reticello
plural -s
: an early needlepoint lace derived from cutwork and drawnwork and made by buttonholing geometric patterns on or over a fabric foundation and cutting away the foundation

Word History


reticella from Italian, little net, diminutive of rete net, from Latin; reticello alteration (probably influenced by cello) of reticella

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“Reticella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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