[gob-uh-lin, goh-buh-; French gaw-blan]


made at the tapestry factory established in Paris in the 15th century by the Gobelins, a French family of dyers and weavers.
resembling the tapestry made at the Gobelin factory.

Origin of Gobelin

First recorded in 1780–90
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of or resembling tapestry made at the Gobelins' factory in Paris, having vivid pictorial scenes


a tapestry of this kind

Word Origin for Gobelin

C19: from the Gobelin family, who founded the factory
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