noun, plural ovoli [oh-vuh-lahy] . Architecture.
a convex molding forming or approximating in section a quarter of a circle or ellipse.

1655–65; < Italian, variant (now obsolete) of uovolo, diminutive of uovo egg1 < Latin ōvum

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ovolo (ˈəʊvəˌləʊ)
n , pl -li
architect congé Compare echinus quarter round, Also called: thumb a convex moulding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or ellipse
[C17: from Italian: a little egg, from ovo egg, from Latin ōvum]

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