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What is "Paisley" - Definition & Explanation

A design originating in Asia, traditionally in a teardrop shape with a curving point containing and surrounded by many small abstract and geometric designs.
Paisley is a droplet-shaped vegetal motif, similar to half of the T'ai Chi symbol, the Indian bodhi tree leaf, or the mango tree. The design originated in India and spread to Scotland when British soldiers brought home cashmere shawls.
A tear-drop shaped, fancy printed pattern, used in dresses, blouses, and men's ties.
paisley a fabric made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures.
A soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes.

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