n pl , -tries
1 a heavy ornamental fabric, often in the form of a picture, used for wall hangings, furnishings, etc., and made by weaving coloured threads into a fixed warp
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3 a colourful and complicated situation the rich tapestry of London life (C15: from Old French tapisserie carpeting, from Old French tapiz carpet; see tapis)
n an 11th- or 12th-century tapestry in Bayeux, nearly 70.5 m (231 ft.) long by 50 cm (20 inches) high, depicting the Norman conquest of England
n one of the larger tineid moths, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which devour animal fibres. It is brown, with white-tipped forewings, and prefers damp environments
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