carton pierre


car·​ton pierre
: a papier-mâché made to imitate stone or bronze and usually used for statuary and architectural ornaments

Word History


French carton-pierre, literally, stone pasteboard, from carton pasteboard + pierre stone, from Latin petra, from Greek, rock

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“Carton pierre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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