- a brocade in which the design is woven in high relief.
- an ornamental marble with variegated coloring, found especially in Italy and Spain.
Origin of brocatel
1660–70; < French brocatelle, late Middle French brocatel < Italian broccatello, equivalent to broccat(o) (see brocade) + -ello diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for brocatelle
The partitions were hidden under rich tapestries of poppy-coloured Venetian brocatelle with handsome designs in green and gold.The Knight of Malta
She brought us one of her corsets to look at, a love of a corset, in brocatelle, all over many-colored flowers.Jacqueline, Complete
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- a heavy brocade with the design in deep relief, used chiefly in upholstery
- a type of variegated marble from France and Italy
C17: from French, from Italian broccatello, diminutive of broccato brocade
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