torchon

noun
tor·​chon | \ ˈtȯr-ˌshän How to pronounce torchon (audio) \

Definition of torchon

: a coarse bobbin or machine-made lace made with fan-shaped designs forming a scalloped edge

First Known Use of torchon

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torchon

French, dust cloth, from Old French, handful of straw for wiping, from torchier to wipe, rub, from torche bundle of twisted straw, from Vulgar Latin *torca — more at torch

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“Torchon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torchon. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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