noun vo·lute \və-ˈlüt\

Definition of volute

  1. 1 :  a spiral or scroll-shaped form

  2. 2 :  a spiral scroll-shaped ornament forming the chief feature of the Ionic capital

  3. 3a :  any of various marine gastropod mollusks (family Volutidae) with a thick short-spired shellb :  the shell of a volute




play \və-ˈlü-təd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of volute

Latin voluta, from feminine of volutus, past participle of volvere to roll — more at voluble

First Known Use: circa 1696

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