Arabesque

Definition of Arabesque

Ar`a`besque´
n.1.A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together.
a.1.Arabian.
2.Relating to, or exhibiting, the style of ornament called arabesque; as, arabesque frescoes.

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