Paisley meaning

pāzlē
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Having a colorful swirled pattern of abstract curved shapes. Used especially of fabric.
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A soft woolen fabric having this motif.
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The definition of paisley refers to a pattern of colorful curved comma-shaped designs that is based on a design from India.

Fabric that has a colorful swirly pattern that is used to make curtains or a skirt is an example of paisley.

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A paisley pattern or fabric.
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A town of southwest Scotland west of Glasgow. It was famous as a textile center in the 1800s for its colorful patterned shawls.
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Designating, of, or having an intricate, multicolored pattern typically of abstract curving figures resembling fat commas, used esp. for textile fabrics: originally derived from designs on cashmere shawls imported into Britain from India.
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Made of cloth having such a pattern.
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A paisley pattern.
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A paisley cloth, shawl, necktie, etc.
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(place) City in SC Scotland, near Glasgow.
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Made from this fabric, or marked with this design.
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A town in the Renfrewshire, Scotland.
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Origin of paisley

  • After Paisley

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Paisley in Scotland, where shawls of this kind were woven in the 1800s.

    From Wiktionary