noun mo·dil·lion \mō-ˈdil-yən\

Definition of modillion

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

Origin and Etymology of modillion

Italian modiglione

First Known Use: 1563

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