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  • n. A kind of lace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of lace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fine lace of a particular pattern: so named in allusion to Colbert's patronage of the industry. The name occurs in English from about 1660 to the middle of the following century. Also colverteen.


From Jean Baptiste Colbert, a minister of Louis XIV, who encouraged the lace manufacture in France. (Wiktionary)


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  • ...used in the intricately designed petticoats of one Stephen Colbert.

    October 31, 2007

  • a kind of lace

    October 31, 2007