brocade (v.) Look up brocade at
"to weave or work into a brocade," 1650s (implied in brocaded), from brocade (n.). Related: Brocading.
brocade (n.) Look up brocade at
"silken fabric variegated with gold and silver r otherwise ornamented," 1560s, from Spanish brocado, corresponding to Italian broccato "embossed cloth," originally past participle of broccare "to stud, set with nails," from brocco (Spanish broca) "small nail," from Latin broccus "projecting, pointed" (see broach (n.)).