ball-flower

ball-flower
noun Date: 1845 an architectural ornament consisting of a ball in the flower-shaped hollow of a circular mold

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ball-flower — Ball flow er, n. (Arch.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, usually inserted in a hollow molding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ball-flower — [bôl′flou΄ər] n. Archit. a decoration in a molding that looks like a ball held in the petals of a flower * * * …   Universalium

  • ball-flower — [bôl′flou΄ər] n. Archit. a decoration in a molding that looks like a ball held in the petals of a flower …   English World dictionary

  • ball-flower — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an ornament characteristic of 13th century English Gothic architecture consisting of a ball placed in the hollow of a circular flower and usually inserted in a hollow molding * * * ballˈ flower noun (architecture) An ornament in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ball flower — The ball flower (also written ballflower)is an architectural ornament in the form of a ball inserted in the cup of a flower, which came into use in the latter part of the 13th, and was in great vogue in the early part of the 14th century. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Ball-Flower — 1) Globular ornament consisting of three petalled flower enclosing a small ball. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 211) 2) Ornament resembling a ball enclosed in a globular three petalled flower; characteristic of the first quarter of the …   Medieval glossary

  • ball flower — noun An embellishment found on medieval buildings, consisting of a ball enclosed in the petals of a flower …   Wiktionary

  • ball|flow|er — «BL FLOW uhr», noun. a round, carved ornament in medieval architecture. It is like a ball within three or four petals of a flower and seen through a quatrefoil or trefoil opening. The entire ornament is usually one of many such balls within a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flower Mound, Texas — Infobox Settlement official name = Flower Mound, Texas settlement type = Town mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Flower Mound in Denton County, Texas nickname = The Mound, Flo Mo subdivision type = Country subdivision type1 = State… …   Wikipedia

  • ball — ball1 noun 1》 a solid or hollow sphere, especially one that is kicked, thrown, or hit in a game.     ↘a game played with a ball, especially (N. Amer.) baseball. 2》 a single throw or kick of the ball in a game.     ↘Cricket a delivery of the ball… …   English new terms dictionary

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