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bouclé

or boucle

[boo-kley] /buˈkleɪ/
noun
1.
yarn with loops producing a rough, nubby appearance on woven or knitted fabrics.
2.
a fabric made of this yarn.
Origin of bouclé
1890-1895
1890-95; < French: literally, curled; see buckle
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  • In the center is a metal knob, usually of brilliant brass, and the name "buckler" comes from this strong "boss" (boucle).

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for boucle

bouclé

/ˈbuːkleɪ/
noun
1.
a curled or looped yarn or fabric giving a thick knobbly effect
adjective
2.
of or designating such a yarn or fabric: a bouclé wool coat
Word Origin
C19: from French bouclé curly, from boucle a curl, buckle
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