Definitions for palmettepælˈmɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•mettepælˈmɛt(n.)

  1. a design or architectural ornament in the form of palmately spread leaves or sections.

    Category: Architecture, Furniture

Origin of palmette:

1835–45; < F

Wiktionary

  1. palmette(Noun)

    A motif in decorative art resembling the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palmette(noun)

    a floral ornament, common in Greek and other ancient architecture; -- often called the honeysuckle ornament

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  1. Palmette

    The palmette is a motif in decorative art which, in its most characteristic expression, resembles the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree. It has a far-reaching history, originating in Ancient Egypt with a subsequent development through the art of most of Eurasia, often in forms that bear relatively little resemblance to the original. In Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman uses it is also known as the anthemion. It is found in most artistic media, but especially as an architectural ornament, whether carved or painted, and painted on ceramics. It is very often a component of the design of a frieze or border. The complex evolution of the palmette was first traced by Alois Riegl in his Stilfragen of 1893.

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