cavetto

[kuh-vet-oh; Italian kah-vet-taw]
noun, plural cavettos, cavetti [kuh-vet-ee; Italian kah-vet-tee] . Architecture.
a concave molding the outline of which is a quarter circle.

Origin:
1670–80; < Italian, equivalent to cav(o) (< Latin cavus or cavum hollow place; see cave) + -etto -et

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cavetto (kəˈvɛtəʊ, Italian kaˈvetto)
 
n , pl -ti
architect a concave moulding, shaped to a quarter circle in cross section
 
[C17: from Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus]

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The interior is decorated with two incised dragons chasing flaming pearls around the cavetto and covered with colorless glaze.
The baseboard has a small cap, and the chair rail features a cavetto molding and bull nose.
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