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.
    • 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. []

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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