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brocatel

or brocatelle

[brok-uh-tel, broh-kuh-] /ˌbrɒk əˈtɛl, ˌbroʊ kə-/
noun
1.
a brocade in which the design is woven in high relief.
2.
an ornamental marble with variegated coloring, found especially in Italy and Spain.
Origin of brocatel
late Middle French
1660-1670
1660-70; < French brocatelle, late Middle French brocatel < Italian broccatello, equivalent to broccat(o) (see brocade) + -ello diminutive suffix
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