ancon

noun an·con \ˈaŋˌkän\
variants: less commonly

ancone

\-kōn\

Definition of ancon

plural

ancones

\as plural of “ancon”, aŋˈkōnēz; as plural of “ancone”, ˈaŋˌkōnz\
  1. :  a bracket, elbow, or console used as an architectural support (as for the cornice over a doorway) :  crossette 1, modillion

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Origin and Etymology of ancon

Latin ancon, from Greek ankōn elbow


First Known Use: 1706


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Ancon

an·con

Definition of Ancon

  1. variant of ancon sheep

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Ancon

adjective An·con \ˈaŋˌkōn, -än, (ˈ)äŋ¦kȯn\

Definition of Ancon

  1. :  of or belonging to an early, middle, or late period of the Chavin civilization of Peru characterized by distinct pottery types

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Origin and Etymology of ancon

from Ancón, near Lima, Peru, its type station


First Known Use: 1874


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