mandorla

noun man·dor·la \ˈmändōrˌlä\

Definition of mandorla

plural

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  1. :  a panel or contour in the shape of an almond; usually :  an almond shaped aureole :  vesica piscis Christ seated in a mandorla

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Origin and Etymology of mandorla

Italian, literally, almond, from Late Latin amandula — more at almond


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