gadroon

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noun ga·droon \gə-ˈdrün\

Definition of gadroon

  1. 1 :  the ornamental notching or carving of a rounded molding

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

gadroon

transitive verb

gadrooning

play \gə-ˈdrü-niŋ\ noun

Origin and Etymology of 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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