Pronunciation: (vu-len"sē-enz'; Fr. va-län-syen'), [key]
1. a city in N France, SE of Lille. 43,202.
2. Also called Valen'ciennes' lace', Val, Val lace. Textiles.
a. a flat bobbin lace of linen, worked in one piece with the same thread forming the ground and the motif.
b. a cotton imitation of it.
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