encarpus

noun

en·​car·​pus
enˈkärpəs
plural encarpi
-ˌpī,
-ˌpē
: an ornament on a frieze or capital consisting of festoons (as of fruit or flowers)

Word History

Etymology

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- en- entry 2 + -karpos -carpous

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“Encarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encarpus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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