One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The fine pictorial embroidery produced in England in the Middle Ages, especially between 1100 and 1350, and used particularly for ecclesiastical vestments.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles H. Hartshorne (1802–1865), antiquary. From post-classical Latin opus anglicanum, lit. ‘English work’ from classical Latin opus work + post-classical Latin anglicanum, neuter of anglicanus.
opus anglicanum/ˌəʊpəs aŋɡlɪˈkeɪnəm/
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