Broche (Bro-Sha'). [From French broach, to sew or stitch]. Broche properly means sewed or stitched; or, any style of weaving ornamented with threads which form a pattern on the surface in imitation of stitching; the term has a meaning similar to "brocaded" when applied to woven fabrics: as a broche shawl, a broche ribbon. [See Cashmere Shawls]