Encarpus
Encarpus En*car"pus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? containing fruit; ? in + ? fruit; cf. L. encarpa, pl., Gr. ?.] (Arch.) An ornament on a frieze or capital, consisting of festoons of fruit, flowers, leaves, etc. [Written also {encarpa}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • encarpus — /en kahr peuhs/, n., pl. encarpi / puy/. an ornament having draperies, weapons, etc., arranged in the manner of a festoon. [ < Gk énkarpos containing fruit (see EN 2, CARPOUS); r. encarpe < Gk énkarpa, neut. pl. of ÉNKARPOS] * * * …   Universalium

  • encarpus — en·car·pus …   English syllables

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  • encarpa — Encarpus En*car pus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? containing fruit; ? in + ? fruit; cf. L. encarpa, pl., Gr. ?.] (Arch.) An ornament on a frieze or capital, consisting of festoons of fruit, flowers, leaves, etc. [Written also {encarpa}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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