Brussels carpet

noun

Brus·​sels carpet ˈbrə-səlz- How to pronounce Brussels carpet (audio)
: a carpet made of colored worsted yarns first fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread and then drawn up in loops to form the pattern

Word History

Etymology

Brussels, Belgium

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brussels carpet was in 1799

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“Brussels carpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brussels%20carpet. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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