cilery

noun
variants: or cillery
plural -es

Definition of cilery

obsolete
: the carved ornamentation of the capital of a column

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History and Etymology for cilery

alteration of earlier celure bed canopy, bed hangings, tapestry, from Middle English celure, sillour, siller, from Old French celeure ceiling, canopy, from Medieval Latin celatura canopy, carved ceiling, from Latin caelatura carving, from caelare to carve

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