1. [syn: dusty miller, silver-lace, silver lace, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum, Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lace \Lace\ (l[=a]s), n. [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet,
fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice.
Cf. Delight, Elicit, Lasso, Latchet.]
1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven;
a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through
eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding
together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt,
His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer.
For striving more, the more in laces strong
Himself he tied. --Spenser.
2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a
net. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
3. A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc.,
often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of
thread, much worn as an ornament of dress.
Our English dames are much given to the wearing of
costly laces. --Bacon.
4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old
Alen[,c]on lace, a kind of point lace, entirely of
needlework, first made at Alen[,c]on in France, in the
17th century. It is very durable and of great beauty and
Bone lace, Brussels lace, etc. See under Bone,
Gold lace, or Silver lace, lace having warp threads of
silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads
covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt.
Lace leather, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting
into lacings for machine belts.
Lace lizard (Zool.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard
(Hydrosaurus giganteus), allied to the monitors.
Lace paper, paper with an openwork design in imitation of
Lace piece (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which
supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a
Lace pillow, and Pillow lace. See under Pillow.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white
flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike
down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum [syn: dusty
miller, silver-lace, silver lace, Tanacetum
ptarmiciflorum, Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum]