en·​car·​pus | \ enˈkärpəs\
plural encarpi\ -​ˌpī , -​ˌpē \

Definition of encarpus

: an ornament on a frieze or capital consisting of festoons (as of fruit or flowers)

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History and Etymology for 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- en- entry 2 + -karpos -carpous

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