ornamental

[awr-nuh-men-tl]
adjective
1.
used or grown for ornament: ornamental plants.
2.
providing ornament; decorative.
3.
of or pertaining to ornament.
noun
4.
something ornamental; decoration; adornment.
5.
a plant cultivated for decorative purposes.

Origin:
1640–50; ornament + -al1

ornamentality, noun
ornamentally, adverb
nonornamental, adjective
nonornamentally, adverb
nonornamentality, noun
overornamental, adjective
overornamentally, adverb
overornamentality, noun
preornamental, adjective
superornamental, adjective
superornamentally, adverb
unornamental, adjective
unornamentally, adverb
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ornamental (ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  of value as an ornament; decorative
2.  (of a plant) used to decorate houses, gardens, etc
 
n
3.  a plant cultivated for show or decoration
 
orna'mentally
 
adv

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ornamental
1640s, partly formed in English from ornament, partly from Latin ornamentalis, from ornamentum.
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Example sentences
The walk back home provided some ornamental slabs for me to flip.
We have some far more elaborate and ornamental world maps from a similar period.
Ornamental wooden cow sculptures stand beside two comfortable chairs.
The balustrades and ornamental railings each are housed in custom-made plywood
  cabinetry designed to safeguard them.
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