from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A municipal borough of west-central England west-southwest of Birmingham. Carpets have been manufactured here since 1735. Population: 55,300.
  • n. An ingrain carpet originally made in Kidderminster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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