plural of gnome
as in elves
an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers in Europe, gnomes are thought to guard underground treasure, so that may be why statues of them are commonly placed in gardens

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“Gnomes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gnomes. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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