Definition of lace border in US English:

lace border

noun

  • Any of three geometrid moths of the genus Scopula having pale wings with a broad lace-like margin:S. ornata and S. decorata (in full "middle lace border") of Europe, and S. limboundata (in full "large lace border") of North America.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Rennie (1787–1867), naturalist.