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Definition of Lincrusta in English:
noun[mass noun] trademark
- 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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