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.

Nearby words

  1. brobdingnagian,
  2. broca,
  3. broca's aphasia,
  4. broca's area,
  5. broca, paul,
  6. brocatel,
  7. brocatelle,
  8. broccoli,
  9. broccoli rabe,
  10. broccolini

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

Related formsun·bro·cad·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for brocaded

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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