bord Alexander


-ȯ(ə)d +
: a striped silk of the 14th to 16th centuries : alexander

Word History


alteration (influenced by the name Alexander) of Middle English borde alisaundre, perhaps from Middle French bourde, a cloth + Middle English Alisaundre Alexander or Alisaundre Alexandria

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“Bord Alexander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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