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brocade

[broh-keyd] /broʊˈkeɪd/
noun
1.
fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.
verb (used with object), brocaded, brocading.
2.
to weave with a raised design or figure.
Origin of brocade
1555-1565
1555-65; earlier brocado < Spanish < Italian broccato embossed (fabric), past participle of broccare, derivative of brocco twisted thread, shoot < Late Latin; see broach
Related forms
unbrocaded, adjective
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brocade

/brəʊˈkeɪd/
noun
1.
  1. a rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads
  2. (as modifier): brocade curtains
verb
2.
(transitive) to weave with such a design
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish brocado, from Italian broccato embossed fabric, from brocco spike, from Latin brochus projecting; see broach1
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Word Origin and History for brocade
n.

1560s, from Spanish brocado, from Italian broccato "embossed cloth," originally past participle of broccare "to stud, set with nails," from brocco "small nail," from Latin broccus "projecting, pointed" (see broach (n.)).

v.

1650s (implied in brocaded), from brocade (n.). Related: Brocading.

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