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

  • n. A series of small embroidered loops forming an ornamental edging on some ribbon and lace.
  • transitive v. To trim with small embroidered loops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An embroidery trim made of a series of small loops

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of many small loops, as of thread, forming an ornamental border, as on a ribbon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small loop forming part of an ornamental edging, but larger than the pearl and thicker, consisting of a thread upon which other thread has been wound, or to which small stitches or knots have been added.
  • n. The front or outer edge of a flounce or border, as of lace.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon


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

French, from Old French, from pic, point, from piquer, to prick; see pique.


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