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Meaning of CARYATID

Pronunciation:  `karee'atid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a supporting column carved in the shape of a person
 

CARYATID is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: column, pillar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car`y*at"id\, n.; pl. {Caryatids}. [See {Caryatides}.]
(Arch.)
A draped female figure supporting an entablature, in the
place of a column or pilaster.

 

 

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