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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a style of 16th-century Spanish architecture characterized by lavish ornamentation in a variety of motifs, especially Gothic, Renaissance, and Moorish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Resembling silverwork: noting a certain class of architectural enrichments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Arch.) Resembling silver plate; -- said of certain architectural ornaments.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish plateresco, in the manner of a silversmith, Plateresque, from platero, silversmith, from plata, silver; see platina.]

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