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- (architecture) A style that flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, characterized by exuberant decoration, curvaceous forms, and a grand scale generating a sense of movement; later developments show greater restraint.
- Any pearl of very irregular form.
- A baroque pearl; said of a pearl, or of a tumble-polished gem material, of irregular shape.
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
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