Definition of Honiton lace in English:

Honiton lace

Line breaks: Honi|ton lace
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒnɪt(ə)n
, ˈhʌn-/


[mass noun]
  • Lace consisting of floral sprigs hand sewn on to fine net or joined by lacework.
    More example sentences
    • The gallery displays a selection of Honiton lace drawn from our collection of world significance.
    • This handkerchief is a good example of the best of Honiton lace made during the 19th Century.
    • Some teachers also hold courses on Honiton lace at various venues in England and abroad.


mid 19th century: from Honiton, the name of a town in Devon.

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