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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.
Having a colorful swirled design featuring intricately patterned teardrop-shaped figures. Used especially of fabric.
n. pl. pais·leys
A paisley pattern or fabric.
(Placename) an industrial town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of Renfrewshire: one of the world's chief centres for the manufacture of thread, linen, and gauze in the 19th century. Pop: 74 170 (2001)
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1. (Crafts) a pattern of small curving shapes with intricate detailing, usually printed in bright colours
2. (Textiles) a soft fine wool fabric traditionally printed with this pattern
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment made of this fabric, esp a shawl popular in the late 19th century
4. (Clothing & Fashion) (modifier) of or decorated with this pattern: a paisley scarf.
[C19: named after Paisley]
n., pl. -leys,
1. a pattern of colorful, detailed, usu. curving figures.
2. a fabric woven or printed in this pattern.
3. something made of this fabric.adj.
4. made of paisley fabric.
5. having the pattern of paisley.
[1825–35; after Paisley]
1. a city in SW Scotland, W of Glasgow. 84,789.
Woolen material woven or printed with a swirling pattern of rounded abstract shapes.
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