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1ornamental

adjective or·na·men·tal \ˌr-nə-ˈmen-təl\

: used to make something more attractive : used for decoration

Full Definition of ORNAMENTAL

:  of, relating to, or serving as ornament; specifically :  grown as an ornamental
or·na·men·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of ORNAMENTAL

  1. The garden has many ornamental shrubs.
  2. <the trim on Victorian houses is sometimes elaborately ornamental>

First Known Use of ORNAMENTAL

1646

2ornamental

noun

: a plant that is grown for its beauty rather than for its fruit, wood, etc. : an ornamental plant

Full Definition of ORNAMENTAL

:  a decorative object; especially :  a plant cultivated for its beauty rather than for use

Examples of ORNAMENTAL

  1. The garden has many beautiful ornamentals.
  2. <a collection of fragile ornamentals kept in a glass cabinet>

First Known Use of ORNAMENTAL

1650

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