ornamental
ornamental or`na*men"tal, a. [Cf. F. ornemental.] Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying; embellishing. [1913 Webster]

Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists; others, about their ankles. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • ornamental — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving or intended as an ornament. ► NOUN ▪ a plant grown for its attractive appearance. DERIVATIVES ornamentally adverb …   English terms dictionary

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