Definition of boiserie
: a panel or paneling of carved wood
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The 13-year-old, who sports two braids and a shy smile, secured her spot by winning the Miami Herald Spelling Bee in March with the word boiserie, meaning sculptured paneling, especially that of French architecture in the 18th century.
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Origin and Etymology of boiserie
French, from bois wood, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest
First Known Use: 1832
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