Definition of point d'esprit in English:

point d'esprit

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fanny Palliser (1805–1878), writer on art. From French point d'esprit from point + de of + esprit.

Pronunciation

point d'esprit

/pwã deɪˈspriː/