cloisonné

[kloi-zuh-ney; French klwa-zaw-ney]
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:
1860–65; < 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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cloisonné (klwɑːˈzɒneɪ, French klwazɔne)
 
n
1.  a.  a design made by filling in with coloured enamel an outline of flattened wire put on edge
 b.  the method of doing this
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or made by cloisonné
 
[C19: from French, from cloisonner to divide into compartments, from cloison partition, ultimately from Latin claudere to close²]

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cloisonne
1863, "divided into compartments," from Fr. cloisonné, from cloison "a partition," from Prov. clausio, from L. noun of action from clausus "shut" (see clause).
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Their caps and lapels glittered with cloisonne pins that are awarded to or traded among participants at every bonspiel.
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