Arabesque

[Arrabesk ]. The gorgeous Moorish patterns, like those in the Alhambra, especially employed in architectural decoration. During the Spanish wars, in the reign of Louis XIV., arabesque decorations were profusely introduced into France. (French, “Arab-like.”)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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