American empire

noun

Definition of American empire

: a style of furniture of the second quarter of the 19th century influenced by contemporary French style, characterized by simple often heavy forms, and usually finished in mahogany veneers

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First Known Use of American empire

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“American empire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20empire. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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