arras

noun ar·ras \ ˈa-rəs , ˈer-əs \

Definition of arras

plural arras
1 : a tapestry of Flemish origin used especially for wall hangings and curtains
2 : a wall hanging or screen of tapestry

Origin and Etymology of arras

Middle English, from Arras, France

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Arras

geographical name Ar·ras \ ä-ˈräs , ˈer-əs , ˈa-rəs \

Definition of Arras

city in northern France south-southwest of Lille population 43,021

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