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Axminster carpet

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  1. a machine-made carpet having a cut pile and an intricate design of many colors.
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Origin of Axminster carpet

First recorded in 1810–20; named after town in SW England where manufactured
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British Dictionary definitions for axminster carpet

Axminster carpet

  1. a type of patterned carpet with a cut pileOften shortened to: Axminster
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Word Origin

after Axminster, in Devon, where such carpets are made
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