from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In architecture, a sculptured ornament in imitation of a garland or festoon of fruits, leaves, or flowers, or of other objects, suspended between two points.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Arch.) An ornament on a frieze or capital, consisting of festoons of fruit, flowers, leaves, etc.
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- noun architecture An
ornamenton a friezeor capital, consisting of festoonsof fruit, flowers, leaves, etc.
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New Latin, from Ancient Greek containing fruit.
They were of red and black granite, and each was surmounted by a foliated encarpus of white marble.