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Aubusson

[oh-buh-suh n, -sawn; French oh-by-sawn] /ˈoʊ bə sən, -ˌsɔ̃; French oʊ büˈsɔ̃/
noun
1.
an ornate rug constructed in a flat tapestry weave, often in pastel colors.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; after Aubusson, town in central France where made
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Aubusson

/French obysɔ̃/
noun
1.
a town in central France, in the Creuse department: a centre for flat-woven carpets and for tapestries since the 16th century. Pop: 4662 (1999)
adjective
2.
denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries
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Encyclopedia Article for Aubusson

town, Creuse departement, Limousin region, central France, on the Creuse River near the northern edge of the Plateau de Millevaches (highest part of the Monts du Limousin), northeast of Limoges. In the Middle Ages it was the seat of a viscounty from whose rulers descended Pierre d'Aubusson, grand master of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, defender of Rhodes against the Turks

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