carton-pierre

[ French kar-tawn-pyer ]
/ French kar tɔ̃ˈpyɛr /
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noun

papier-mâché decorated in imitation of wood, stone, or metal, and chiefly used for ornamental statuary or decorative motifs.

Nearby words

  1. cartographer,
  2. cartographic,
  3. cartography,
  4. cartomancy,
  5. carton,
  6. cartonnier,
  7. cartoon,
  8. cartoonish,
  9. cartoonist,
  10. cartop

Origin of carton-pierre

1840–50; < French: stone cardboard

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