torchon

noun tor·chon \ ˈtȯr-ˌshän \

Definition of torchon

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

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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


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