reticella

noun ret·i·cel·la \ˌretəˈchelə\
variants: less commonly

reticello

\-che(ˌ)lō\

Definition of reticella

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of reticella

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


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