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broché

[broh-shey; French braw-shey] /broʊˈʃeɪ; French brɔˈʃeɪ/
adjective
1.
woven with a pattern; brocaded.
noun, plural brochés
[broh-sheyz; French braw-shey] /broʊˈʃeɪz; French brɔˈʃeɪ/ (Show IPA)
2.
a pinstripe woven in the warp direction of fabric used in the manufacture of clothing.
Origin of broché
1470-1480
1470-80; < French, past participle of brocher to emboss (linen), weave (cloth) with a figure. See broach, brocade
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  • The collation of new books in cloth or broché should be done before cutting, provided they are issued to readers untrimmed.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
British Dictionary definitions for broché

broché

/brəʊˈʃeɪ; French brɔʃe/
adjective
1.
woven with a raised design, as brocade
Word Origin
C19: from French brocher to brocade, stitch; see broach1
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