caulicole

noun

cau·​li·​cole
ˈkȯləˌkōl
variants or less commonly caulicolo
kau̇ˈlēkəˌlō
plural caulicoles
-ˌkōlz
or caulicoli
-kəˌlē
: one of the eight stalks rising out of the leafage in a Corinthian capital and ending in leaves that support the volutes

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Caulicole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caulicole. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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