ancon

noun
an·​con | \ ˈaŋˌkän \
variants: or less commonly ancone \ -​kōn \
plural ancones\ as plural of “ancon” , aŋˈkōnēz ; as plural of “ancone” , ˈaŋˌkōnz \

Definition of ancon

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a bracket, elbow, or console used as an architectural support (as for the cornice over a doorway) : crossette sense 1, modillion

Ancon

Definition of Ancon (Entry 2 of 3)

variant of

Ancon

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

Definition of Ancon (Entry 3 of 3)

: 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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First Known Use of ancon

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ancon

Noun

Latin ancon, from Greek ankōn elbow

Adjective

from Ancón, near Lima, Peru, its type station

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“Ancon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ancon. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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