carton-pierre

[French kar-tawn-pyer]
noun
  1. papier-mâché decorated in imitation of wood, stone, or metal, and chiefly used for ornamental statuary or decorative motifs.

Origin of carton-pierre

1840–50; < French: stone cardboard
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