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Etymology 1[edit]

cyma +‎ -oid

Alternative forms[edit]


cymoid (comparative more cymoid, superlative most cymoid)

  1. (architecture) Resembling a cyma.


  • Cymoid, a.” listed on page 1,303 of volume II (C) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1893]
      Cyme (səi·moid), a. [f. Cyma + -oid.] Resembling a cyma. 1815 T. Forster Atmos. Phenom. 145 Before storms a feature of cirrostratus appears, of a cymoid figure, like some architectural ornaments. Ibid. 193 The curious cymoid not merely alternate bars, but the bars are curiously curved. 1846 in Worcester, and in later Dicts.
  • cymoid, a.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

Etymology 2[edit]

cyme +‎ -oid


cymoid (comparative more cymoid, superlative most cymoid)

  1. (botany) Having the form of a cyme.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 cymoid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)