from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of ornament or ornamental design which can be shown to be due originally to the nature of the material and the method of working it, or to technique. The forms and patterns originating in a certain technique may then be further modified or copied in other material.
From Ancient Greek σκεῦος (skeuos, "vessel, implement") + μορφή (morphē, "form"). (Wiktionary)