Churrigueresco

churrigueresque

[choor-ee-guh-resk]
adjective
noting or pertaining to the baroque architecture of Spain and its colonies in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, characterized by fantastic and lavish detailing.
Also, churrigueresco [Spanish choor-ree-ge-res-kaw] .


Origin:
1835–45; < French < Spanish churrigueresco, after José Churriguera (1650–1725), baroque architect and sculptor + -esco -esque

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churrigueresque or churrigueresco (ˌtʃʊərɪɡəˈrɛsk)
 
adj
of or relating to a style of baroque architecture of Spain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries
 
[C19: from Spanish churrigueresco in the style of José Churriguera (1650--1725), Spanish architect and sculptor]
 
churrigueresco or churrigueresco
 
adj
 
[C19: from Spanish churrigueresco in the style of José Churriguera (1650--1725), Spanish architect and sculptor]

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