lincrusta noun

  1. a type of wallpaper having a hard embossed surface

Word Origin for lincrusta C19: from Latin linum flax + crusta rind Examples from the Web for lincrusta Historical Examples of lincrusta

  • Lincrusta Walton, a plastic material invented by Walton, capable of being moulded into raised patterns for decorating walls, &c.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • They are usually embedded in the old Lincrusta Walton strata, and are rare consequently.

    Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde

  • Still another way out of the difficulty is to get just the length of Lincrusta and tack it on neatly.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke

  • It was not his taste; but in its own substantial, lincrusta way it was the acme of comfort and security.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete

    John Galsworthy

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