cilery

noun
variants: or

cillery

Definition of cilery

plural

-es

obsolete

  1. :  the carved ornamentation of the capital of a column

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at ceil


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