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rinceau

[French ran-soh] /French rɛ̃ˈsoʊ/
noun, plural rinceaux
[French ran-soh] /French rɛ̃ˈsoʊ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ornamental foliate or floral motif.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French; Middle French rainsel < Vulgar Latin *rāmuscellus, derivative of Late Latin rāmusculus, diminutive of rāmus branch (see ramus)
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  • It is faced with slate shingles, painted red, and topped by a metal band with raised rinceau motif.

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