rinceau

noun rin·ceau \raⁿˈsō\

Definition of rinceau

plural

rinceaux

\-ō(z)\
  1. :  an ornamental motif consisting essentially of a sinuous and branching scroll elaborated with leaves and other natural forms (as derived from the acanthus)

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Origin and Etymology of rinceau

French, from Middle French rainsel branch, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin ramuscellus, alteration of Late Latin ramusculus small branch, diminutive of ramus branch — more at ramify


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