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Flamboyant is the name given to a florid style of architecture in vogue in France during the 15th and 16th century. The name derives from the flame-like windings of its tracery.

Adjective

flamboyant

  1. Showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.
  2. Architecture Referred to as the final stage of French Gothic architecture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

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