broche

1 of 4

archaic variant of broach

broche

2 of 4

noun (1)

ˈbrōsh
plural -s
1
2
: a bobbin or shuttle used in handweaving of tapestry

broché

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adjective

bro·​ché
(ˈ)brō¦shā
: woven with a raised figure

broché

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noun

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plural -s
1
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

Word History

Etymology

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 30 Jan. 2023.

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