ancon

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noun

an·​con
ˈaŋˌkän
variants or less commonly ancone
-kōn
plural ancones
as plural of "ancon",
aŋˈkōnēz;
as plural of "ancone",
ˈaŋˌkōnz
: a bracket, elbow, or console used as an architectural support (as for the cornice over a doorway) : crossette sense 1, modillion

Ancon

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variant of ancon sheep

Ancon

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adjective

An·​con
ˈaŋˌkōn,
-än,
(ˈ)äŋ¦kȯn
: of or belonging to an early, middle, or late period of the Chavin civilization of Peru characterized by distinct pottery types

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin ancon, from Greek ankōn elbow

Adjective

from Ancón, near Lima, Peru, its type station

First Known Use

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ancon was in 1706

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“Ancon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ancon. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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