ball-flow·​er ˈbȯl-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce ball-flower (audio)
: an architectural ornament consisting of a ball in the flower-shaped hollow of a circular mold

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ball-flower was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Ball-flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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