noun \i-ˈkī-nəs\
plural echi·ni\-ˌnī\

Definition of ECHINUS

a :  the rounded molding that lies directly beneath the abacus in the capital of a column in the Greek Doric order
b :  a similar member in other orders

Origin of ECHINUS

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek echinos hedgehog, sea urchin — more at ophite
First Known Use: 14th century


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