Rinceaux

/ˈrãsəʊ/

Origin

1770–80; < French; Middle French rainsel < Vulgar Latin *rāmuscellus, derivative of Late Latin rāmusculus, diminutive of rāmus branch (see ramus) (Source: dictionary.com)

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Adam (1728–1792), architect. From French rinceau from an unattested post-classical Latin form *ramuscellus small branch, alteration of post-classical Latin ramusculus small branch. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Rinceaux

Rinceaux

noun

  1. an ornamental foliate or floral motif.

dictionary.com

Rinceaux

noun

  1. An ornamental motif consisting of a band of scrolling or spiralling foliage (especially vine or acanthus leaves), frequently carved, moulded, or painted.

lexico.com

Rinceaux

noun

  1. : an ornamental motif consisting essentially of a sinuous and branching scroll elaborated with leaves and other natural forms (as derived from the acanthus)

merriam-webster.com

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