fusarole

noun fu·sa·role \ˈfyüzəˌrōl\

Definition of fusarole

plural

-s

  1. :  a rounded usually beaded convex molding placed under the echinus of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders

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Origin and Etymology of fusarole

French fusarolle, fusarole, from obsolete Italian fusarola (now fusaiuola), from fuso spindle, shaft of a column, from Latin fusus spindle


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