carton pierre

noun

car·​ton pierre
ˈkärˌtōⁿˈpye(ə)r,
-ⁿpēˈe-
: a papier-mâché made to imitate stone or bronze and usually used for statuary and architectural ornaments

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Carton pierre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carton%20pierre. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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