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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.
  • (geology)
  1. Any pearl of very irregular form.
  2. 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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