broche

Definition of broche

 (Entry 1 of 4)

archaic variant of

broche

noun (1)
\ ˈbrōsh \
plural -s

Definition of broche (Entry 2 of 4)

2 : a bobbin or shuttle used in handweaving of tapestry

broché

adjective
bro·​ché | \ (ˈ)brō¦shā \

Definition of broché (Entry 3 of 4)

: woven with a raised figure

broché

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of broché (Entry 4 of 4)

2 : a fabric (such as a shirting or suiting) with a pinstripe or hairline in the warp
3 : a silk or rayon fabric of the brocade type with small designs woven in by swivel shuttles and often combining a plain-woven ground with pile-weave designs

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History and Etymology for broche

Noun (1)

French, pointed tool

Adjective

French, from past participle of brocher to brocade, sew, from Middle French, to prick

Noun

French, from broché, adjective

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“Broche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broche. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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