rocaille

noun ro·caille \ rō-ˈkī , rä- \

Definition of rocaille

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

Origin and Etymology of rocaille

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


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