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Aubusson

[oh-buh-suh n, -sawn; French oh-by-sawn]
noun
  1. an ornate rug constructed in a flat tapestry weave, often in pastel colors.
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Origin of Aubusson

First recorded in 1960–65; after Aubusson, town in central France where made
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Historical Examples of aubusson

  • Swiftly he crossed the soft Aubusson carpet and came to the table.

    Anthony Trent, Master Criminal

    Wyndham Martyn

  • Gobelin, Aubusson and Beauvais tapestry, with Watteau designs, were also used.

  • At Aubusson alone over two thousand work-men are employed in rug-weaving.

  • He shook hands with her vaguely, and sat down on a Sheraton chair and fixed his eyes on the Aubusson carpet.

    Evelyn Innes

    George Moore

  • The terms "Beauvais," "Aubusson," etc., do not give their names to any particular style of tapestry.

    The Old Furniture Book

    N. Hudson Moore


British Dictionary definitions for aubusson

Aubusson

noun
  1. a town in central France, in the Creuse department: a centre for flat-woven carpets and for tapestries since the 16th century. Pop: 4662 (1999)
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adjective
  1. denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries
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