ga·​droon | \ gə-ˈdrün How to pronounce gadroon (audio) \

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 How to pronounce gadroon (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of gadroon

1694, 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

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“Gadroon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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