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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brocade  \Bro*cade"\,  n.  [Sp.  brocado  (cf.  It  broccato  F. 
  brocart),  fr  LL  brocare  *prick,  to  figure  (textile 
  fabrics),  to  emboss  (linen),  to  stitch.  See  {Broach}.] 
  Silk  stuff,  woven  with  gold  and  silver  threads,  or  ornamented 
  with  raised  flowers,  foliage,  etc.;  --  also  applied  to  other 
  stuffs  thus  wrought  and  enriched. 
 
  A  gala  suit  of  faded  brocade.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brocade 
  n  :  thick  heavy  expensive  material  with  a  raised  pattern 
  v  :  weave  a  design  into  (textiles) 




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