Colbertine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colbertine A kind of lace. "Pinners edged with colbertine .""Difference rose between
      Mechlin, the queen of lace, and colbertine ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colbertine A fine lace of a particular pattern: so named in allusion to Colbert's patronage of the industry. The name occurs in English from about 1660 to the middle of the following century. Also colverteen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Colbertine kol′ber-tin a kind of lace, so called after Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-83), Minister of Finance to Louis XIV., a great patron of the arts.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Jean Baptiste Colbert, , a minister of Louis XIV., who encouraged the lace manufacture in France

Usage

In literature:

A manuscript in the Colbertine library contains a list of Pictish kings from the fifth century downwards.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
A document known as the Colbertine MS., from being published from the Colbertine Library, contains a list of Pictish kings.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
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