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brocatel

[brok-uh-tel, broh-kuh-] /ˌbrɒk əˈtɛl, ˌbroʊ kə-/
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
late Middle French
1660-1670
1660-70; < French brocatelle, late Middle French brocatel < Italian broccatello, equivalent to broccat(o) (see brocade) + -ello diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for brocatel

brocatelle

/ˌbrɒkəˈtɛl/
noun
1.
a heavy brocade with the design in deep relief, used chiefly in upholstery
2.
a type of variegated marble from France and Italy
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Italian broccatello, diminutive of broccatobrocade
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