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ballflower

[bawl-flou-er] /ˈbɔlˌflaʊ ər/
noun, Architecture
1.
a medieval English ornament suggesting a flower of three or four petals enclosing and partly concealing a ball.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; ball1 + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for ball flower

ballflower

/ˈbɔːlˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
(architect) a carved ornament in the form of a ball enclosed by the three petals of a circular flower
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