from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the heavy late-Renaissance style in architecture, furniture, and decoration of the reign of Louis XIII.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An epithet designating the styles of French architecture and decoration characteristic of the reign of Louis XIII. (1610-43), or in general of the first half of the seventeenth century.
French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)