corinthian order

corinthian order

noun
the last Greek order; similar to the Ionic order except the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves 
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corinthian order

one of the classical orders of architecture. Its main characteristic is an ornate capital carved with stylized acanthus leaves. See order

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