romayne work

noun

ro·​mayne work
(ˈ)rō¦mān-
often capitalized R
: the ornamentation of furniture with carved medallions, knobs, or finials in the form of human or grotesque heads found especially in 17th century England

Word History

Etymology

probably from French romaine, feminine of romain Roman

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“Romayne work.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/romayne%20work. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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