volute


vo·lute

noun \və-ˈlüt\

Definition of VOLUTE

1
:  a spiral or scroll-shaped form
2
:  a spiral scroll-shaped ornament forming the chief feature of the Ionic capital
3
a :  any of various marine gastropod mollusks (family Volutidae) with a thick short-spired shell
b :  the shell of a volute
volute or vo·lut·ed \-ˈlü-təd\ adjective

Origin of VOLUTE

Latin voluta, from feminine of volutus, past participle of volvere to roll — more at voluble
First Known Use: circa 1696

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