- a carpet woven like Brussels carpet, on a Jacquard loom but having the loops cut to form a velvet pile.
Origin of Wilton1
named after Wilton, town in Wiltshire, England
Also called Wilton carpet, Wilton rug.
- a town in SW Connecticut.
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Examples from the Web for wilton
Tell Mr. Wilton that my mother is dead, if he wishes to know.
But tell me, why you were not at Mrs. Wilton's large party last night?The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I
Mrs. Wilton put some notes on the table and stole out on tip-toe.
Mrs. Wilton followed him to the back of the shop, where there was a winding staircase.
Mrs. Wilton's hair and eyelashes and her furs were powdered with tiny drops.
- a kind of carpet with a close velvet pile of cut loops
C18: named after Wilton, Wiltshire, noted for carpet manufacture
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