reticule

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EtymologyEdit

French réticule, from Latin reticulum.

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reticule (plural reticules)

  1. Alternative form of reticle.
  2. A small women's bag made of a woven net-like material.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 606:
      Pléiade [...] lingered through another bottle of wine before producing from her reticule a Vacheron & Constantin watch
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities:
      ...and Miss Pross, exploring the depths of her reticule through her tears with great difficulty, paid for her wine.

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