From the French passement, meaning 'decorative lace'.
passementerie (plural passementeries)
- A decorative piece of lace or other cloth on clothes.
- 1919. Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 5
- Mrs Hurstpierpoint bent thoughtfully her eyes to the somewhat "phallic" passementerie upon her shawl.
- Trimmings consisting of braids, cords, beads, tinsel, etc.