Palmette


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palmette

A decorative motif based on the fan-shaped leaf of a palm tree.
See also: Ornament
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Palmette

 

an ornamental motif of very ancient origin (ancient Orient, Greece, and Rome) consisting of a stylized fan-shaped leaf. The palmette has been used as architectural decoration (for example, in an acroterium) and in applied art.

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palmette

An ornament derived from a palm leaf.
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