¦kəldə¦lamp also ¦ku̇l-,
F kᵫ̅dlääⁿp
plural culs-de-lampe
: any of various ornaments or parts resembling the conical bottom of ancient lamps (as a pendant from a roof or an isolated corbel supporting an oriel, column, or turret)

Word History


French, literally, lamp bottom

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“Cul-de-lampe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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