modillion

noun
mo·dil·lion | \mō-ˈdil-yən \

Definition of modillion 

: an ornamental block or bracket under the corona of the cornice (as in the Corinthian order)

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The living areas, for example, are embellished with vertical fluted columns, handmade cornice moulding, starburst chandelier medallions, even several swoopy modillions. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "Dale Evans’ Uvalde home for sale — but needs tons of work," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of modillion

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for modillion

Italian modiglione

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