Definition of leno in English:

leno

nounlenos

mass noun
  • An openwork fabric with the warp threads twisted in pairs before weaving.

    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

leno

/ˈliːnəʊ/