Pieces of this fabric, especially as used for the sleeves of a bishop.
A piece of clothing made from lawn.
Early Modern English laune, alteration of laund, from Middle English launde, from Old French lande ("heath, moor"), of Germanic or Gaulish origin, from Proto-Germanic *landą ("land") or Proto-Celtic *landā, both from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- ("land, heath").
Akin to Breton lann ("heath"), Old Norse & Old English land. land.
Apparently from Laon, a French town known for its linen manufacturing, from Old French Lan, from Latin Laudunum, a Celtic name cognate with Lugdunum.
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