French knot definition by Webster's New World
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an embroidery stitch formed by twisting the thread around the needle, which is then inserted at nearly the same point it came through the material
French knot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A decorative embroidery stitch made by looping the thread two or more times around the needle, which is then inserted into the fabric.