Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster, used as a motif in Greek art.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In art and archaeology: A characteristic palmette or honeysuckle ornament, varying in detail, but constant in type, of very frequent occurrence both in single examples and in series, in vase-painting, in architectural sculpture, in jewelry and dress-fabrics, and in all other decorative work of Greek origin from very early times, and later in ornament derived from the Greek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A floral ornament. See palmette

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A palmette.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek, diminutive of anthemon, flower, from anthos.]

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Ancient Greek

Examples

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  • Decorative motif of Greek origin. The radiating pattern resembles the honeysuckle flower or palm leaf.

    January 5, 2008