passementerie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French passement, meaning 'decorative lace'.

Noun[edit]

passementerie ‎(plural passementeries)

  1. 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.
  2. Trimmings consisting of braids, cords, beads, tinsel, etc.