Also called Wilton carpet, Wilton rug.

named after Wilton, town in Wiltshire, England

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a town in SW Connecticut.
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Wilton (ˈwɪltən)
a kind of carpet with a close velvet pile of cut loops
[C18: named after Wilton, Wiltshire, noted for carpet manufacture]

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town ("parish"), Salisbury district, administrative and historic county of Wiltshire, England. The town is internationally known for its carpets. The Royal Carpet Factory was built there in 1655, and the production of Wilton and Axminster carpets became the town's main industry. Felts and agricultural machinery are other products. Since ancient times Wilton also has been a centre for the sheep trade. Pop. (2001) 3,873.

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