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[oh-buh-suh n, -sawn; French oh-by-sawn]
  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


  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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  1. denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries
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