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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, an ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the three petals of which form a cup round it.

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

  • noun (Arch.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, -- usually inserted in a hollow molding.

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

  • noun architecture An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, whose petals form a cup around it; usually inserted in a hollow moulding.

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