baston

noun

bas·​ton
ˈba-stən
plural -s
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: a convex round molding : torus

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin bastum stick, staff, probably from (assumed) Vulgar Latin bastare to carry, from Greek bastazein to lift, carry

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“Baston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baston. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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