Meaning of SAMPLER in English

SAMPLER

I. noun Date: 1523 a decorative piece of needlework typically having letters or verses embroidered on it in various stitches as an example of skill, II. noun Date: 1778 one that collects, prepares, or examines samples, something containing representative specimens or selections

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