cuir ciselé

noun
cuir ci·​se·​lé | \ ¦kwirˌsēz(ə)¦lā, -ˌsiz- \
plural cuir ciselés

Definition of cuir ciselé

: an ancient style of decoration made on leather book covers by outlining with a knife and stippling the uncut background also : an object so decorated

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History and Etymology for cuir ciselé

French, literally, chiseled leather

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“Cuir ciselé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuir%20cisel%C3%A9. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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