rouleau

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French rouleau

Noun[edit]

rouleau (plural rouleaus or rouleaux)

  1. A little roll; a roll of coins put up in paper, or something resembling such a roll.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      Early in the morning, the rouleau of gold was left at my door in a little box, with my name on the outside.
  2. (textiles) A decorative technique that involves creating patterns with piping, cording or bias tape. A rouleau loop uses the same cord or piping as a way of fastening buttons, most notably down the back of bridal gowns.
    rouleau turner
    rouleau loop

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rouler +‎ -eau

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Noun[edit]

rouleau m (plural rouleaux)

  1. roll, roller

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