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- an elaborate kind of tapestry
- a wall hanging, esp. of tapestry
Origin: ME, after Arras, city in France, where it was made
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noun pl. arras
- A wall hanging; a tapestry.
- A curtain or wall hanging, especially one of Flemish origin.
Origin: Middle English, after Arras.
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A city of northern France south-southwest of Lille. It was a famous woolen and tapestry center in the Middle Ages. Population: 41,400.