from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A town of west-central England west-southwest of Birmingham. Carpets have been manufactured here since 1735.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of carpet, named from the town in England where it was formerly principally manufactured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of ingrain carpeting, named from the English town where formerly most of it was manufactured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A town in Worcestershire traditionally associated with the cloth trade, and the manufacture of carpets


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