gui·pure (gĭ-pr, -pyr)
1. A coarse large-patterned lace without a net background. Also called Venice lace.
2. See gimp1.
[French, from Old French, from guiper, to cover with silk, of Germanic origin; see weip- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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