guipure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French guipure, from guiper ‘to cover with silk’.

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Noun[edit]

guipure (plural guipures)

  1. A kind of lace.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 611:
      it happened actually to be a gray toque of draped velvet, trimmed with antique guipure, and a tall ostrich plume dyed the same shade of violet as her dress. . . .

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ghippure (trimmings), a derivative of Middle French guiper, from Old French guiper (to cover with silk), from Old Frankish *wīpan (to wrap), cognate with Old High German wīfan (to twist), Middle Dutch wīpen (to crown).

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Noun[edit]

guipure f (plural guipures)

  1. guipure

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