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dogtooth

[dawg-tooth, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌtuθ, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
Also, dog tooth. a canine tooth.
2.
Architecture. any of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usually formed by a radiating arrangement of four sculptured leaves, set close together in a concave molding, used especially in England in the 13th century.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; dog + tooth
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British Dictionary definitions for dog tooth

dogtooth

/ˈdɒɡˌtuːθ/
noun (pl) -teeth
1.
another name for a canine (sense 3)
2.
(architect) a carved ornament in the form of four leaflike projections radiating from a raised centre, used in England in the 13th century
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