\brō-▐kād\ n [S brocado, fr. Catalan brocat, fr. I broccato, fr. broccare to spur, brocade, fr. brocco small nail, fr. L broccus projecting] (1588) (1) A rich, Jacquard-woven fabric with an all over interwoven design of raised figures or flowers. The pattern is emphasized by contrasting surfaces or colors and often has gold or silver threads running through it. The background may be either a satin or a twill weave. (2) A term describing a cut-pile carpet having a surface texture created by mixing twisted and straight standing pile yarns. (Vincenti R (ed) (1994) Elsevier’s textile dictionary. Elsevier Science and Technology Books, New York).