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brocade

[ broh-keyd ]
/ broʊˈkeɪd /
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noun
fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.
verb (used with object), bro·cad·ed, bro·cad·ing.
to weave with a raised design or figure.
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Origin of brocade

1555–65; earlier brocado<Spanish <Italian broccato embossed (fabric), past participle of broccare, derivative of brocco twisted thread, shoot <Late Latin; see broach

OTHER WORDS FROM brocade

un·bro·cad·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brocade

brocade
/ (brəʊˈkeɪd) /

noun
  1. a rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads
  2. (as modifier)brocade curtains
verb
(tr) to weave with such a design

Word Origin for brocade

C17: from Spanish brocado, from Italian broccato embossed fabric, from brocco spike, from Latin brochus projecting; see broach 1
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