Etymology
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macrame (n.)

ornamental trimming made by leaving long fringes of thread and knotting the threads together in a geometrical pattern, 1865, from French macramé (19c.), said to be from Turkish maqrama "towel, napkin," from Arabic miqramah "embroidered veil." The thing is older in Europe than the word.

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Definitions of macrame
1
macrame (v.)
make knotted patterns;
macrame a plant holder
2
macrame (n.)
a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords;
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