American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Architecture A band of convex molding carved with ornamental beading or reeding.
- n. An ornamental band, used especially in silverwork, embellished with fluting, reeding, or another continuous pattern.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as godroon.
- n. Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc.
- From French godron. (Wiktionary)
- French godron, from Old French goderon, perhaps from godet, cup without base or handle, from Middle Dutch kodde, log, from Old Provençal got, cup, from Latin guttus, flask, from gutta, drop. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Bronze bowls (gilt) with gadroon or lotus ornament (moulded) in later period.”
“Of the formations mentioned, the source of only one seems to be unclear -- gadroon; here the French origins are ambiguous, but Provençal < Latin guttus seems less than likely.”
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Silvery words. (Mithril doesn't count.)
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Decorative trims and moldings and their elements, from room-scale to whole-building-scale, including, of course, ovolo.
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