Definition of Romayne in US English:

Romayne

adjective

  • Designating a style of decorative carving (on furniture, etc.) introduced into England from Italy in the early 16th cent., featuring portrait heads or busts set in medallions. Of carving, etc.: characteristic of, exemplifying, or executed in this style.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Apparently a specific use of romayne, variant of Roman.

Pronunciation

Romayne

/rə(ʊ)ˈmeɪn/