[bey-yoo, bah-; French ba-yœ]
- a strip of embroidered linen 231 feet (70 meters) long and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, depicting the Norman conquest of England and dating from c1100.
Origin of Bayeux tapestry
after Bayeux, France, the town in which it was made
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- an 11th- or 12th-century embroidery in Bayeux, nearly 70.5 m (231 ft) long by 50 cm (20 inches) high, depicting the Norman conquest of England
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