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ornamental

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adjective or·na·men·tal \ˌȯr-nə-ˈmen-təl\

Definition of ornamental

  1. :  of, relating to, or serving as ornament; specifically :  grown as an ornamental

ornamentally

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Examples of ornamental in a Sentence

  1. The garden has many ornamental shrubs.

  2. the trim on Victorian houses is sometimes elaborately ornamental

Recent Examples of ornamental from the Web

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First Known Use of ornamental

1595


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ornamental

noun or·na·men·tal

Definition of ornamental

  1. :  a decorative object; especially :  a plant cultivated for its beauty rather than for use

Examples of ornamental in a Sentence

  1. The garden has many beautiful ornamentals.

  2. a collection of fragile ornamentals kept in a glass cabinet

Recent Examples of ornamental from the Web

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First Known Use of ornamental

1650


ORNAMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

ornamental

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adjective

Definition of ornamental for English Language Learners

  • : used to make something more attractive : used for decoration

ornamental

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Definition of ornamental for English Language Learners

  • : a plant that is grown for its beauty rather than for its fruit, wood, etc. : an ornamental plant


ORNAMENTAL Defined for Kids

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ornamental

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adjective or·na·men·tal \ˌȯr-nə-ˈmen-təl\

Definition of ornamental for Students

  1. :  serving to add beauty :  decorative The columns are just ornamental.


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ornamental

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noun or·na·men·tal

Definition of ornamental for Students

  1. :  a plant grown for its beauty



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