early 15c., "network, structure," from Middle French texture and directly from Latin textura "web, texture, structure," from stem of texere "to weave," from PIE root *teks- "to weave, to fabricate, to make; make wicker or wattle framework." Meaning "structural character" is recorded from 1650s. Related: Textural.
1888 (implied in textured), "to give a texture to, to make not smooth or plain," from texture (n.).
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