- a city in N France, SE of Lille.
- Also called Valenciennes lace, Val, Val lace. Textiles.
- a flat bobbin lace of linen, worked in one piece with the same thread forming the ground and the motif.
- a cotton imitation of it.
- a flat bobbin lace typically having scroll and floral designs and originally made of linen, now often cotton
- a town in N France, on the River Escaut: a coal-mining and heavy industrial centre. Pop: 41 278 (1999)