[ oh-buh-suh n, -sawn; French oh-by-sawn ]
/ ˈoʊ bə sən, -ˌsɔ̃; French oʊ büˈsɔ̃ /


an ornate rug constructed in a flat tapestry weave, often in pastel colors.

Origin of Aubusson

First recorded in 1960–65; after Aubusson, town in central France where made Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (French obysɔ̃) /


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)


denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries
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