Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In decorative art, an imitation of shells, or the use of forms borrowed from shells. This motive of decoration was common in the Louis XV. style. See rococo.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Decoration imitating seashells.

    January 12, 2008

  • Railway telegraphers' jargon meaning "Whom shall we confer with?". --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 21, 2013