gadroon

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From French godron.

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gadroon (plural gadroons)

  1. Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter V:
      Owing possibly to some flaw in his mental make-up, Uncle Tom has been collecting old silver since I was so high [...]. I knew all about that collection of his, not only because I had had to listen to him for hours on the subject of sconces, foliation, ribbon wreaths in high relief and gadroon borders, but because I had what you might call a personal interest in it, once having stolen an eighteenth-century cow-creamer for him.

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