[ oh-buh-suhn, -sawn; French oh-by-sawn ]
/ ˈoʊ bə sən, -ˌsɔ̃; French oʊ büˈsɔ̃ /
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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
Words nearby Aubusson
aubergine, Aubervilliers, Aubrey, aubrietia, auburn, Aubusson, A.U.C., Auckland, Auckland Islands, au contraire, au courant
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How to use Aubusson in a sentence
The terms "Beauvais," "Aubusson," etc., do not give their names to any particular style of tapestry.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
No. 23, designed by Soufflot le Romain in 1775 as a private mansion, became later the dpt of the famous Aubusson tapistry.Historic Paris|Jetta S. Wolff
There are many beautiful old chairs covered with Aubusson tapestry, and other chairs and sofas covered with rose colored brocade.The House in Good Taste|Elsie de Wolfe
The salon was adorned with an Aubusson carpet given to Bridau when the ministry of the interior was refurnished.The Two Brothers|Honore de Balzac
We had just arrived at Aubusson, a town celebrated for its numerous carpet factories.Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer|Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
British Dictionary definitions for Aubusson
/ (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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