from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The natural and variable change in color that occurs in an Oriental rug over time when different dyes are used.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variation in color (often applied to Oriental rugs).
Arabic, mottled, possibly of Persian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish abraş, from Arabic أبرش ('abraš, "dappled, mottled"). (Wiktionary)