a rich cloth with a raised design, as of silk, velvet, gold, or silver, woven into it
Origin of brocadeSpanish brocado ; from Italian broccato, origin, originally past participle of broccare, to prick, embroider ; from brocco: see broach
to weave a raised design into (cloth)
A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.
Origin of brocadeSpanish or Portuguese brocado, from Italian brocato, from brocco, twisted thread, from Vulgar Latin *brocca, spike, from Latin brocchus, projecting, of Celtic origin.
(countable and uncountable, plural brocades)
(third-person singular simple present brocades, present participle brocading, simple past and past participle brocaded)
- To decorate fabric with raised woven patterns.