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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
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 develops and sells computer storage networking products.
  • Comes in a velvet-lined brocade gift box with a blue-and-white porcelain dish for the seal paste.
  • The walls are decorated with brocade and wood panels.
  • For the queen, offered the crown on a brocade cushion, turns it down.
  • Some are in plain weave, others in gauze, still others are in tapestry technique or brocade.
  • Some are dressed with brocade and tapestry cloth made from gold and silver threads.
British Dictionary definitions for brocade

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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