Meaning of Alençon lace

Alen'çon lace'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda delicate needlepoint lace having a solid design outlined with twisted yarn on a background of hexagonal mesh.
  2. a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline.
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