Brussels carpet
Brussels Brus"sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone shows on the upper surface in drawn up in loops to form the pattern.

{Brussels ground}, a name given to the handmade ground of real Brussels lace. It is very costly because of the extreme fineness of the threads.

{Brussels lace}, an expensive kind of lace of several varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground.

{Brussels net}, an imitation of Brussels ground, made by machinery.

{Brussels point}. See {Point lace}.

{Brussels sprouts} (Bot.), a plant of the Cabbage family, which produces, in the axils of the upright stem, numerous small green heads, or ``sprouts,'' each a cabbage in miniature, of one or two inches in diameter; the thousand-headed cabbage.

{Brussels wire ground}, a ground for lace, made of silk, with meshes partly straight and partly arched. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Brussels carpet — Carpet Car pet (k[aum]r p[e^]t), n. [OF. carpite rug, soft of cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L. carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo s fruit, E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brussels carpet — n. [after BRUSSELS, where it was made] a patterned carpeting made of small loops of colored woolen yarn in a linen warp …   English World dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — a carpet made with three ply or four ply worsted yarn drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern over the entire surface (body Brussels), or made of worsted or woolen yarns on which a pattern is printed (tapestry Brussels). [1790 1800] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Brussels carpet — noun Etymology: Brussels, Belgium Date: 1799 a carpet made of colored worsted yarns first fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread and then drawn up in loops to form the pattern …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brussels carpet — /brʌsəlz ˈkapət/ (say brusuhlz kahpuht) noun a kind of worsted carpet woven on a Jacquard loom, in which uncut loops form a heavy pile. {from Brussels} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — n. a carpet with a wool pile and a stout linen back. Etymology: Brussels in Belgium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — Brus′sels car′pet n. tex a carpet with a design formed by pile loops of colored wool or yarns Compare tapestry carpet Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • Brussels carpet — noun a carpet with a heavy woollen pile and a strong linen back …   English new terms dictionary

  • Brussels — Brus sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster] {Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone shows on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brussels ground — Brussels Brus sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster] {Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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