noun[mass noun, usually as modifier]
A distinctive intricate pattern of curved feather-shaped figures based on an Indian pine-cone design: a paisley silk tie
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- The festival offering has the spectacular ethnic gold, enamel and diamond, diamond and coloured stone, and paisley collections, each different and likely to make the wearer stand out in a crowd.
- Horribly, inevitably, he is drawn to a bin of remaindered neckwear in grotesque paisley patterns - priced to move.
- He believed in justice, for the most part, but he also had a hankering for a paisley silk waistcoat with a decent fit.
Early 19th century: named after the town of Paisley (see Paisley), the original place of manufacture.
Words that rhyme with paisleystately • saintly • Ainsley
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