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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.

Etymologies

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