brocatel

brocatel

[brok-uh-tel, broh-kuh-]
noun
1.
a brocade in which the design is woven in high relief.
2.
an ornamental marble with variegated coloring, found especially in Italy and Spain.
Also, brocatelle.


Origin:
1660–70; < French brocatelle, late Middle French brocatel < Italian broccatello, equivalent to broccat(o) (see brocade) + -ello diminutive suffix

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brocatelle or (US) brocatel (ˌbrɒkəˈtɛl)
 
n
1.  a heavy brocade with the design in deep relief, used chiefly in upholstery
2.  a type of variegated marble from France and Italy
 
[C17: from French, from Italian broccatello, diminutive of broccatobrocade]
 
brocatel or (US) brocatel
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Italian broccatello, diminutive of broccatobrocade]

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