barley-sugar column

noun bar·ley-sugar column

Definition of barley-sugar column

:a twisted architectural column :salomónica
  • The fine 15th-century church has twisted barley-sugar columns and old tombs set in the floor.
  • —Paul LewisNew York Times30 Nov. 1986
  • Within its high outer walls is a luscious Gothic cloister oozing with delicate tracery and twisted barley sugar columns.
  • —Catherine SlessorArchitectural ReviewFebruary 2010

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First Known Use of barley-sugar column

1937


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