[ groh-lee-er; French graw-lyey ]
/ ˈgroʊ li ər; French grɔˈlyeɪ /


pertaining to a decorative design (Grolier design) in bookbinding, consisting of bands interlaced in geometric forms.

Origin of Grolier

First recorded in 1820–30; named after J. Grolier de Servières Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for grolier

/ (ˈɡrəʊlɪə, French ɡrɔlje) /


relating to or denoting a decorative style of bookbinding using interlaced leather straps, gilded ornamental scrolls, etc

Word Origin for Grolier

C19: named after Jean Grolier de Servières (1479–1565), French bibliophile
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