guipure (plural guipures)
- A kind of lace.
1855, “Mantillas and Shawls”, in Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, volume XLVI, number 4, Philadelphia, Pa.: Abraham H. See, 106 Chestnut Street, OCLC 145146808, page 578:
- Mantillas are larger than last year, and are generally all worn with a deep flouncing, either of the same material, or of black lace; the mantilla itself is also much trimmed with small ruchings of ribbon, guip and guipure lace, laid on quite flat.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage, published 2007, page 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. […]
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”).
guipure f (plural guipures)