Aubusson carpet


Aubusson carpet
/ˌoʊbəsɒn ˈkapət/ (say .ohbuhson 'kahpuht)

noun
a fine French carpet with a flat tapestry weave, hand woven in Aubusson, a town in central France.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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