brocade

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Yellow brocade bonnet of Victorian times in England
Mediterranean Brocade, a noctuid moth, Spodoptera littoralis, with patterns and textures suggesting brocade


Etymology[edit]

From Occitan brocada and Spanish and Portuguese brocado, influenced by French brocart, from Italian broccato, from brocco, ultimately from Gaulish

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Noun[edit]

brocade (countable and uncountable, plural brocades)

  1. (countable, uncountable) A thick heavy fabric into which raised patterns have been woven, originally in gold and silver; more recently any cloth incorporating raised, woven patterns.[1]
  2. An item decorated with brocade.
  3. Any of several species of noctuid moths such as some species in the genera Calophasia and Hadena
    • 2016, P.P. Mary et al
      Other species considered occasional migrants have become established in the UK in recent years, such as the ... sombre brocade, Blair's mocha, Flame brocade, and Clifden nonpareil.[2]

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brocade (third-person singular simple present brocades, present participle brocading, simple past and past participle brocaded)

  1. To decorate fabric with raised woven patterns.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles. pub. Clarendon Oxford 1993 isbn=0-19-861271-0}}
  2. ^ Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy et al (eds) Arthropod Diversity and Conservation in the Tropics and Sub-tropics [1] 2016 pub. Springer isbn=978-981-10-1518-2