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rocaille

noun ro·caille \rō-ˈkī, rä-\

Definition of ROCAILLE

1
:  a style of ornament developed in the 18th century and characterized by sinuous foliate forms
2
:  rococo

Origin of ROCAILLE

French, literally, stone debris, from Middle French roquailles, plural, rocky terrain, from roc rock, alteration of roche, from Vulgar Latin *rocca
First Known Use: 1856

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