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leno Line breaks: leno
Pronunciation: /ˈliːnəʊ/

Definition of leno in English:

noun (plural lenos)

[mass noun]
An openwork fabric with the warp threads twisted in pairs before weaving.
Example sentences
  • The weave preferably includes a half-cross or full-cross leno weave.
  • Nylon leno mesh, an extremely strong mesh sometimes referred to as lock mesh, traditionally is a component of outdoor equipment, not clothing.
  • Some common weave styles are plain, twill, satin, basket, leno and mock leno.


Late 18th century: from French linon, from lin 'flax', from Latin linum. Compare with linen.

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