brocade

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noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

Definition of brocade

  1. 1 :  a rich silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver

  2. 2 :  a fabric characterized by raised designs

brocade

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brocaded

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of brocade

Spanish brocado, from Catalan brocat, from Italian broccato, from broccare to spur, brocade, from brocco small nail, from Latin broccus projecting

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BROCADE Defined for English Language Learners

brocade

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Definition of brocade for English Language Learners

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


BROCADE Defined for Kids

brocade

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noun bro·cade \brō-ˈkād\

Definition of brocade for Students

  1. :  a cloth with a raised design woven into it

brocaded

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