To embroider is defined as to decorate fabric using a needle and thread.(verb)
An example of embroider is to add a border of flowers on a handkerchief using brightly colored thread.
See embroider in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME embrouderen < OFr embroder: see en- & broider
See embroider in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb em·broi·dered, em·broi·der·ing, em·broi·ders verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English embrouderen
Origin: , partly from embrouden (from brouden, broiden, braided, embroidered, from Old English brogden, past participle of bregdan, to weave; see braid)
Origin: and partly from Old French embroder (en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + broder, brosder, to embroider of Germanic origin).
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