gadroon
noun Etymology: French godron round plait, gadroon Date: circa 1724 1. the ornamental notching or carving of a rounded molding 2. a short often oval fluting or reeding used in decoration • gadroon transitive verbgadrooning noun

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  • gadroon — [gə dro͞on′] n. [Fr godron, prob. < godet, small cup without handle, bowl < MDu kodde, wooden cylinder, rounded object: for IE base see CUD] any of various oval shaped beadings, flutings, or reedings used to decorate molding, silverware,… …   English World dictionary

  • gadroon — gadrooned, adj. gadroonage, n. /geuh droohn /, n. 1. Archit. an elaborately carved or indented convex molding. 2. a decorative series of curved, inverted flutings, or of convex and concave flutings, as on silversmith s work. Also, godroon. [1715… …   Universalium

  • gadroon — noun /ɡəˈdruːn/ Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc. See Also: gadrooned …   Wiktionary

  • gadroon — [gə dru:n] noun a decorative edging on metal or wood formed by convex curves. Derivatives gadrooned adjective gadrooning noun Origin C17: from Fr. godron, prob. related to goder to pucker , also to godet …   English new terms dictionary

  • gadroon — ga·droon …   English syllables

  • gadroon — ga•droon [[t]gəˈdrun[/t]] n. 1) archit. an elaborately carved or indented convex molding 2) fur a series of curved, inverted flutings, or of convex and concave flutings, used esp. as a decorative edging on articles of silver, earthenware, wood,… …   From formal English to slang

  • gadroon — /gəˈdrun/ (say guh droohn) noun 1. Architecture an elaborately carved or indented convex moulding. 2. a decorative series of curved inverted flutings, or of convex and concave flutings, as on silversmith s work. {French godron, from goder crease …   Australian English dictionary

  • gadroon —   n. form of fluting; Architecture, notched moulding …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gadroon — n. a decoration on silverware etc., consisting of convex curves in a series forming an ornamental edge like inverted fluting. Etymology: F godron: cf. goder pucker …   Useful english dictionary

  • godrooning — gadroonˈing or godroonˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑gadroon …   Useful english dictionary

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