Definition of leno in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlēnō/ /ˈlinoʊ/

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  • 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.’


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