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1another term for turkmen
2A kind of large, soft, richly coloured rug made by the Turkmens.
- ‘A Turcoman carpet merchant would always give food to a poor man who came to him and a small amount of money from each sale went into a coffer for widows and orphans.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin Turcomannus, French turcoman, from Persian turkmān (see Turkmen).
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