ga·​droon | \gə-ˈdrün \

Definition of gadroon 

1 : the ornamental notching or carving of a rounded molding

2 : a short often oval fluting or reeding used in decoration

Other Words from gadroon

gadroon transitive verb
gadrooning \gə-​ˈdrü-​niŋ \ noun

First Known Use of gadroon

circa 1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gadroon

borrowed from French godron, going back to Middle French goderon "concave ornamentation on a drinking vessel," probably from godet "cup without a foot or handle" (probably derivative from the Germanic base of Middle Dutch codde "cylindrical piece of wood") + -eron, diminutive suffix — more at codpiece

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gadroon

Statistics for gadroon

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for gadroon

The first known use of gadroon was circa 1724

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on gadroon

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with gadroon

Comments on gadroon

What made you want to look up gadroon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!