Origin of Baroque
Via French (which originally meant a pearl of irregular shape) from Portuguese barroco (“irregular pearl”); related to Spanish barrueco and Italian barocco, of uncertain ultimate origin, but possibly from Latin verruca (“wart”).
French from Italian barocco imperfect pearl and from Portuguese barroco
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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