One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A type of Venetian glass having a decorative mesh pattern or patterns of fine glass threads embedded inside.
2The decorative mesh pattern of fine glass threads embedded in such glass.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Society of Arts. From Italian reticello reticella lace, mesh pattern as a kind of glass decoration, specifically uses of reticello small net from rete net + -cello, diminutive suffix. With reticello glass compare vetri…a reticelli.
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