anthemion

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Ancient Greek

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anthemion (plural anthemions or anthemia)

  1. An ornamental design consisting of palmettes or lotus flowers.
    • 2008 June 22, Christopher Gray, “Brooklyn’s Stately Esplanade”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Moore ran copper cresting in the form of anthemion leaves around the top of a bay window on the side of the house, and he put low, curved eyebrow dormers on either side of the third-floor gable.

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