torchon

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noun tor·chon \ˈtȯr-ˌshän\

Definition of torchon

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

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1865

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