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carton-pierre

[French kar-tawn-pyer] /French kar tɔ̃ˈpyɛr/
noun
1.
papier-mâché decorated in imitation of wood, stone, or metal, and chiefly used for ornamental statuary or decorative motifs.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French: stone cardboard
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