variants or less commonly caulicolo
plural caulicoles
or caulicoli
: one of the eight stalks rising out of the leafage in a Corinthian capital and ending in leaves that support the volutes

Word History


French & Italian; French caulicole, from Italian caulicolo, from Latin cauliculus, literally, little stalk, diminutive of caulis stalk

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“Caulicole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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