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broche

[brohsh] /broʊʃ/
noun
1.
(in weaving tapestries) a device on which the filling yarn is wound, used as a shuttle in passing through the shed of the loom to deposit the yarn.
Origin of broche
1880-1885
1880-85; < French: spindle, a pointed instrument; see broach

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
1470-80; < French, past participle of brocher to emboss (linen), weave (cloth) with a figure. See broach, brocade
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British Dictionary definitions for broches

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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