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anthemion

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noun, an·the·mi·on \an-ˈthē-mē-ən\

Definition of anthemion

plural -mia \-mē-ə\

  1. :  a flat ornament of floral form (as in relief sculpture or in painting)



Origin of anthemion

Greek, from diminutive of anthemon flower, from anthos — more at anthology


First Known Use: 1865

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