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Bayeux tapestry

[ bey-yoo, bah-; French ba-yœ ]
/ beɪˈyu, bɑ-; French baˈyœ /
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noun

a strip of embroidered linen 231 feet (70 meters) long and 20 inches (50 centimeters) wide, depicting the Norman conquest of England and dating from around 1100.

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Origin of Bayeux tapestry

After Bayeux, France, the town in which it was made

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Bayeux tapestry

noun

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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