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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

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy et al, editors, Arthropod Diversity and Conservation in the Tropics and Sub-tropics[1], Springer, →ISBN:
      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.

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VerbEdit

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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  1. ^ Brown, Lesley The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles. pub. Clarendon Oxford 1993 isbn=0-19-861271-0

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