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onion dome

noun, Architecture
1.
a bulbous, domelike roof ending in a sharp point, characteristically used in Russian Orthodox church architecture to cover cupolas or towers.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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onion dome

noun
1.
a bulb-shaped dome characteristic of Byzantine and Russian church architecture
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