Bucranium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bucranium A sculptured ornament, representing an ox skull adorned with wreaths, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bucranium In art, the skull of an ox: an ornament often sculptured, frequently with adornment of wreaths or other decoration, on the frieze of the entablature in the Roman Ionic and Corinthian orders of architecture, and also in other situations.
    • n bucranium The herb calf's-snout.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. ox head