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  • n. In the Corinthian capital, one of the eight stalks rising out of the lower leafage and terminating in leaves which seem to support the volutes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In the Corinthian capital, one of the eight stalks rising out of the lower leafage and terminating in leaves which seem to support the volutes. See illust. of Corinthian order, under Corinthian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, one of the lesser branches or leaves in the typical Corinthian capital, springing from the caules or main stalks which support the volutes.
  • n. In botany, same as caulicle.
  • n. In insect anatomy, the larger of the two elements of the double stalk of the so-called mushroom bodies in the brain of certain insects. See mushroom *body.

Etymologies

Latin cauliculus ("little stalk"). (Wiktionary)

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