reticella

noun
ret·​i·​cel·​la | \ ˌretəˈchelə \
variants: or less commonly reticello \ -​che(ˌ)lō \
plural -s

Definition of reticella

: 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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History and Etymology for reticella

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

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“Reticella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reticella. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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