rocaille

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noun ro·caille \rō-ˈkī, rä-\

Definition of rocaille

  1. 1 :  a style of ornament developed in the 18th century and characterized by sinuous foliate forms

  2. 2 :  rococo

Origin and Etymology of rocaille

French, literally, stone debris, from Medieval French roquailles, plural, rocky terrain, from roc rock, alteration of roche, from Vulgar Latin *rocca


First Known Use: circa 1810


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