tapis

noun
tap·​is | \ ˈta-ˌpē How to pronounce tapis (audio) , ta-ˈpē \

Definition of tapis

archaic
: a small tapestry used for hangings and floor and table coverings
on the tapis
: under consideration

First Known Use of tapis

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tapis

Anglo-French — more at tapestry

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“Tapis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapis. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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