appliqué /əˈpliːkeɪ/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are sewn or stuck on to a larger piece to form a picture or pattern.

[as modifier]

appliqué table linen.
II. verb [with obj.] (usu. be appliquéd with)

1. sew or stick pieces of fabric on to (a garment or larger piece of fabric) to form pictures or patterns

the coat is appliquéd with exotic-looking cloth
(as adj. appliquéd)
19th-century appliquéd silks.
– origin mid 18th cent.: from French, past participle of appliquer ‘apply’, from Latin applicare (see apply).

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