arras

noun
ar·​ras | \ ˈa-rəs How to pronounce arras (audio) , ˈer-əs \
plural arras

Definition of arras

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Arras

geographical name
Ar·​ras | \ ä-ˈräs How to pronounce Arras (audio) , ˈer-əs, ˈa-rəs \

Definition of Arras (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of arras

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arras

Noun

Middle English — more at arras, arrays, from arras, Artois, known for its manufacture of tapestry

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“Arras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arras. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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