Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A tapestry or usually pileless, densely patterned rug traditionally woven in Aubusson, France.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Placename) a town in central France, in the Creuse department: a centre for flat-woven carpets and for tapestries since the 16th century. Pop: 4662 (1999)
(Textiles) denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Au•bus•son(ˈoʊ bə sən, -ˌsɔ̃)
1. a tapestry or a tapestry-weave rug used mainly as a wall hanging.
2. a tapestrylike rug of uncut pile.
[1960–65; after Aubusson, town in central France where made]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.