noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

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

Full Definition of BROCADE

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

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
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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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