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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.

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Origin of carton-pierre

1840–50; <French: stone cardboard
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