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a dome that is shaped like a bulb; characteristic of Russian and Byzantine church architecture
A dome with a pointed top, its width often extending beyond the width of the tower it covers; -- a style of architecture characteristic of Russian Orthodox churches.
An onion-shaped dome, characteristic of august buildings in Moghul and Russian architecture
An onion dome is a dome whose shape resembles an onion, after which they are named. Such domes are often larger in diameter than the drum upon which they are set, and their height usually exceeds their width. These bulbous structures taper smoothly to a point. It is the predominant form for church domes in Russia and Bavaria, Germany, but can also be found regularly across Austria, Eastern Europe, Mughal India, the Middle East and Central Asia. Other types of Orthodox cupolas are helmet domes, Ukrainian pear domes, and Baroque bud domes.
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