churrigueresque

adjective, often capitalized
chur·​ri·​gue·​resque | \ ˌchu̇r-i-gə-ˈresk \

Definition of churrigueresque

: of or relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style characterized by elaborate surface decoration or its Latin American adaptation

First Known Use of churrigueresque

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for churrigueresque

Spanish churrigueresco, from José Churriguera †1725 Spanish architect

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