Palmette

Definitions

  • Showing palmette and honeysuckle design
    Showing palmette and honeysuckle design
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Palmette A floral ornament, common in Greek and other ancient architecture; -- often called the honeysuckle ornament.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n palmette In class. archæol., an ornament more or less resembling a palm-leaf, whether carved in relief on moldings, etc., or painted; an anthemion. See cut on following page.
    • n palmette In certain gastropods, an appendage of the head.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Palmette pal′met an ornament, somewhat like a palm-leaf, cut or painted on mouldings, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of palme, a palm
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

The same with the Indian and Persian palmette type.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
Five Forms of the Palmette.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
On the projecting plates supported by the handles are palmettes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
An' nixt thar's the cabbidge in the head o' the big palmetter; thet ere'll gi' them greens.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
One central palmette, and two half palmettes at the sides spring from acanthus leaves.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
Even apple trees or pears formed as palmettes-Verrier can be carried up over an arched trellis.
"Dwarf Fruit Trees" by F. A. Waugh
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In news:

Hector Cruz-Ramirez, Roberto Ramirez-Alarcon, Maria Corona, Karina Garay-Palmett and Alfred B U'Ren.
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