supercilium

[soo-per-sil-ee-uhm]
noun, plural supercilia [soo-per-sil-ee-uh] . Architecture.
1.
the fillet above the cyma of a cornice.
2.
(on an Attic base) either of the fillets above and below the scotia.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin: eyebrow, haughtiness, equivalent to super- super- + -cilium eyelid, akin to cēlāre to conceal, English hull, Greek kaliá hut, shrine; cf. -ium

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supercilium su·per·cil·i·um (sōō'pər-sĭl'ē-əm)
n. pl. su·per·cil·i·a (-ē-ə)

  1. The eyebrow.

  2. An individual hair of the eyebrow.

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Supercilium, often indistinct, is paler than crown and auriculars.
The shiny has a more marked dark eye line and paler supercilium, giving it a more striking face pattern.
Juveniles have a redder crown and a more obvious supercilium.
It is smaller than sparrows and lacks a pale supercilium.
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