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cloisonné

[kloi-zuh-ney; French klwa-zaw-ney] /ˌklɔɪ zəˈneɪ; French klwa zɔˈneɪ/
noun
1.
enamelwork in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands fixed edgewise to the ground.
adjective
2.
pertaining to, forming, or resembling cloisonné or the pattern of cloisonné.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < French, equivalent to cloison partition (Old French < Vulgar Latin *clausiōn-, stem of *clausiō; Latin claus(us) closed (see clause, close) + -iō -ion) + < Latin -ātus -ate1
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Examples for cloisonné
  • Their caps and lapels glittered with cloisonne pins that are awarded to or traded among participants at every bonspiel.
British Dictionary definitions for cloisonné

cloisonné

/klwɑːˈzɒneɪ; French klwazɔne/
noun
1.
  1. a design made by filling in with coloured enamel an outline of flattened wire put on edge
  2. the method of doing this
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or made by cloisonné
Word Origin
C19: from French, from cloisonner to divide into compartments, from cloison partition, ultimately from Latin claudere to close²
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Word Origin and History for cloisonné

cloisonne

adj.

"divided into compartments," 1863, from French cloisonné, from cloison "a partition" (12c., in Old French, "enclosure"), from Provençal clausio, from Vulgar Latin *clausio, noun of action from past participle stem of claudere "to close, shut" (see clause).

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