Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Coarse lace work made by weaving and knotting cords into a pattern.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Italian macramè, from Turkish makrama, towel, from Arabic miqrama, embroidered veil, from qarama, to gnaw, nibble; see qrm in Semitic roots.

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