volute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French and Italian, from Latin volūta, from the feminine of volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō.

Noun[edit]

volute (plural volutes)

  1. (architecture) The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
  2. (zoology) The spirls or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
  3. (zoology) Any marine gastropod of the family Volutidae.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

volute f

  1. feminine plural past participle of volere

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

volūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of volūtus