Architecture. an elaborately carved or indented convex molding.
a decorative series of curved, inverted flutings, or of convex and concave flutings, as on silversmith's work.
Origin: 1715–25; Related forms
< French godron
(with final conformed to -oon
), Middle French goderon,
probably derivative of godet
a kind of cup without base or handle (perhaps < Middle Dutch kodde
billet, log; see -et
), after the ornamentation on such cups
is always a great word to know.
So is cornice. Does it mean: