encarpus

noun en·car·pus \ enˈkärpəs \

Definition of encarpus

plural encarpi \-ˌpī, -ˌpē\
:an ornament on a frieze or capital consisting of festoons (as of fruit or flowers)

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Origin and Etymology of encarpus

alteration (influenced by Greek enkarpos) of earlier encarpa festoons as an architectural ornament, from Latin, from Greek enkarpa, neuter plural of enkarpos containing fruit, from en- 2en- + -karpos -carpous


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