Definition of Lincrusta in English:

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Pronunciation: /lɪŋˈkrʌstə/


[mass noun] trademark
A type of thick embossed wallpaper.
Example sentences
  • In addition to the Crown wallpaper brand, the Imperial Home Decor portfolio includes Anaglypta, Shand Kydd, Transform, Oakdene and Lincrusta.
  • The imitations were produced by the painter and decorator on the canvas he used daily as a decorator, Lincrusta - perhaps better known as modern-day blown vinyl.
  • This pattern, in the style of a Japanese leather paper was produced to match a clado paper of similar design that was among the first Lincrusta papers Walton launched in England in l878.


Late 19th century: from Latin linum 'flax' + crusta 'bark', the paper originally incorporating a mixture of oil and cork.

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