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Topic: VISUAL

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: decalcomania 'sudden wide interest in decals' (19-20 centuries), from French, from décalquer 'to copy using transparent paper'

decal

noun
     
de‧cal [countable]
AV American English a piece of paper with a pattern or picture on it that you stick on a surface [= transfer British English]
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