Definition of brocade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//brəˈkeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//brəˈkeɪd//
[uncountable, countable]
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a type of thick heavy cloth with a raised pattern made especially from gold or silver silk thread brocade curtains rich velvets and brocades Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish and Portuguese brocado (influenced by French brocart), from Italian broccato, from brocco ‘twisted thread’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brocade