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plateresque

[plat-uh-resk] /ˌplæt əˈrɛsk/
adjective, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
noting or pertaining to a 16th-century style of Spanish architecture characterized by profuse applications of delicate low-relief Renaissance ornament to isolated parts of building exteriors.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Spanish plateresco, equivalent to plater(o) silversmith (plat(a) silver; see platina + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary) + -esco -esque; so called because the heavy ornamentation of the style suggested decorated silverwork
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