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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: brocado, from Italian broccato, from broccare 'to set with large-headed nails', from Latin broccus; BROOCH

brocade

noun
     
bro‧cade [uncountable and countable]
TIM thick heavy decorative cloth which has a pattern of gold and silver threads:
brocade curtains
deluxe brocades and satins
brocaded adjective
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