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brocade

noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

: a cloth with a raised design in gold or silver thread

Full Definition of BROCADE

1
:  a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver
2
:  a fabric characterized by raised designs
brocade transitive verb
bro·cad·ed adjective
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Origin of BROCADE

Spanish brocado, from Catalan brocat, from Italian broccato, from broccare to spur, brocade, from brocco small nail, from Latin broccus projecting
First Known Use: 1588

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, duck, flock, lawn, toile
BROCADED Defined for Kids

brocade

noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

Definition of BROCADE for Kids

:  a cloth with a raised design woven into it
bro·cad·ed adjective

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