|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 |
large burgh (town) and an industrial centre, Renfrewshire council area and historic county, west-central Scotland, 7 miles (11 km) west of Glasgow. It is situated on the River White Cart, a tributary of the River Clyde.
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