Gobelin

Gobelin

[gob-uh-lin, goh-buh-; French gaw-blan]
adjective
1.
made at the tapestry factory established in Paris in the 15th century by the Gobelins, a French family of dyers and weavers.
2.
resembling the tapestry made at the Gobelin factory.

Origin:
1780–90

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Gobelin (ˈɡəʊbəlɪn, French ɡɔblɛ̃)
 
adj
1.  of or resembling tapestry made at the Gobelins' factory in Paris, having vivid pictorial scenes
 
n
2.  a tapestry of this kind
 
[C19: from the Gobelin family, who founded the factory]

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