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paisley

[peyz-lee]
noun, plural paisleys.
1.
a soft woolen fabric woven with a pattern of colorful and minutely detailed figures.
2.
a shawl, scarf, tie, or other article made of this fabric.
3.
a silk print simulating this fabric and weave.
4.
Also called paisley print. a pattern resembling the design or figure on this fabric or material.
adjective
5.
made of paisley: a paisley shawl.
6.
having the pattern of a paisley.
Also, Paisley.


Origin:
1825–35; named after Paisley

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paisley (ˈpeɪzlɪ)
 
n
1.  a pattern of small curving shapes with intricate detailing, usually printed in bright colours
2.  a soft fine wool fabric traditionally printed with this pattern
3.  a garment made of this fabric, esp a shawl popular in the late 19th century
4.  (modifier) of or decorated with this pattern: a paisley scarf
 
[C19: named after Paisley]

Paisley1 (ˈpeɪzlɪ)
 
n
an industrial town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of Renfrewshire: one of the world's chief centres for the manufacture of thread, linen, and gauze in the 19th century. Pop: 74 170 (2001)

Paisley2 (ˈpeɪzlɪ)
 
n
1.  Bob. 1919--96, English footballer and manager
2.  Rev. Ian (Richard Kyle). born 1926, Northern Ireland politician and Presbyterian minister; cofounder (1972) and leader of the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party, First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2008

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paisley
1834, from Paisley, town in southwest Scotland, where the cloth was originally made. The town name is lit. "church," from M.Ir. baslec, itself from L. basilica (see basilica).
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