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n.1.A kind of coarse brocade, or figured fabric, used chiefly for tapestry, linings for carriages, etc.
2.A marble, clouded and veined with white, gray, yellow, and red, in which the yellow usually prevails. It is also called Siena marble, from its locality.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The most well-known example is perhaps that of the so-called brocatel, (117) the production of which grew up in Venice and many Italian and European silk centres during the sixteenth century, (118) but as well as this, other fabrics known as buratti, canevazze, cosacchi, dobloni, ferandine, rasetti, tabi were also produced.