One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small square or oblong figure used to diversify the net ground of some kinds of lace; lace with a net ground of this type.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fanny Palliser (1805–1878), writer on art. From French point d'esprit from point + de of + esprit.
point d'esprit/pwã deɪˈspriː/
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