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A carpet woven on a jacquard loom and having a velvety surface formed by the cut loops of a pile.
[After Wilton, a municipal borough of south-central England.]
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(Textiles) a kind of carpet with a close velvet pile of cut loops
[C18: named after Wilton, Wiltshire, noted for carpet manufacture]
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a carpet woven like Brussels carpet, on a Jacquard loom, but having the loops cut to form a velvet pile. Also called Wil′ton car′pet, Wil′ton rug′.
[after Wilton, town in Wiltshire, England]
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