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mascaron

Representation of a human or partly human face, more or less caricatured, used as an architectural ornament, e.g. on a keystone over an arch.

mascaron

mascaron noun   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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17 words

... noun M17 French (from Italian mascherone , from maschera mask). Decorative Arts A grotesque face or...

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