echinus

noun echi·nus \ i-ˈkī-nəs \

Definition of echinus

plural echini play \i-ˈkī-ˌnī\
2 a :the rounded molding that lies directly beneath the abacus in the capital of a column in the Greek Doric order
b :a similar member in other orders

Origin and Etymology of echinus

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek echinos hedgehog, sea urchin — more at ophite


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