designating or of a kind of enamel work in which the surface decoration is set in hollows formed by shaped pieces of wire welded to a metal plate
Origin of cloisonnéFr, literally , partitioned from cloison, partition from Vulgar Latin an unverified form clausio from Classical Latin clausus: see close
- Decorative enamelwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design that is filled in with enamel paste.
- The art or process of producing such enamelwork.
Origin of cloisonneFrench past participle of cloisonner to partition from Old French cloison partition from Vulgar Latin clausiō clausiōn- from Latin clausus past participle of claudere to close, lock