scotia

noun
sco·​tia | \ ˈskō-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce scotia (audio) , -tē-ə \

Definition of scotia

: a concave molding used especially in classical architecture in the bases of columns

Examples of scotia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rela adapted the design of baroque scotias on the posts of a park outside to fashion a large whorl over the front entrance. Elisabeth Malkin, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Bohemian Retreat In San Miguel de Allende Reflects Local Traditions," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of scotia

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scotia

Latin, from Greek skotia, from feminine of skotios dark, shadowy, from skotos darkness — more at shade

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“Scotia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scotia. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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