malines[mə lēn′; Fr mȧ lēn′]
- a thin, somewhat stiff, silk net used in dressmaking, etc.also maline
Origin: Fr, after Malines
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- also ma·line A thin, stiff net woven in a hexagonal pattern and used in dressmaking.
- See Mechlin2.
Origin: French, after Malines (Mechlin), Belgium.