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See also: ballflower and ball flower



ball-flower (plural ball-flowers)

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

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ball-flower in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)