from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Quilting in which the design is outlined with two or more rows of running stitches and then padded from the underside to achieve a raised effect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of quilting producing a raised surface
Italian, from past participle of trapungere, to embroider : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian trapunto (Wiktionary)