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modillion

[moh-dil-yuh n, muh-] /moʊˈdɪl yən, mə-/
noun, Architecture
1.
an ornamental cantilever beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc.
Origin of modillion
1555-1565
1555-65; < Italian modiglione < Vulgar Latin *mutiliōnem, variant of *mūtuliōnem, accusative of *mūtuliō. See mutule, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for modillion

modillion

/məˈdɪljən/
noun
1.
(architect) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice, esp as used in the Corinthian order Compare mutule
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian modiglione, probably from Vulgar Latin mutiliō (unattested), from Latin mūtulusmutule
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