/ (lɪnˈkrʌstə) /

  1. a type of wallpaper having a hard embossed surface

Origin of lincrusta

C19: from Latin linum flax + crusta rind

Words Nearby lincrusta

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How to use lincrusta in a sentence

  • Victoria walked up to her bedroom; the staircase was papered with a pretty blue and white pattern over a dado of white lincrusta.

    A Bed of Roses | W. L. George
  • It was not his taste; but in its own substantial, lincrusta way it was the acme of comfort and security.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete | John Galsworthy
  • Still another way out of the difficulty is to get just the length of lincrusta and tack it on neatly.

    Social Life | Maud C. Cooke
  • They are usually embedded in the old lincrusta Walton strata, and are rare consequently.

  • lincrusta Walton, a plastic material invented by Walton, capable of being moulded into raised patterns for decorating walls, &c.

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