anthemia

anthemion

[an-thee-mee-uhn]
noun, plural anthemia [an-thee-mee-uh] .
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc.


Origin:
1860–65; < Greek anthémion, equivalent to ánthem(on) flower + -ion diminutive suffix; see antho-

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anthemion (ænˈθiːmɪən)
 
n , pl -mia
a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
 
[from Greek: a little flower, from anthos flower]

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