- A style of decorative art associated with the rococo and characterized by intricate rock, shell, and scroll motifs.
- Decorative rockwork, often incorporating these motifs.
Origin of rocailleFrench rock fragments, rocaille from Old French rocky ground roc rock roche rock ( from Vulgar Latin rocca ) -aille collective and pejorative suff. ( from Latin -ālia ) ( neuter pl. of -ālis adj. suff. )