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Meaning of ORNAMENTAL

Pronunciation:  `ornu'mentl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  2. [adj]  serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
 

ORNAMENTAL is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: cosmetic, decorative, nonfunctional
 
 See Also: flora, plant, plant life

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Or`na*men"tal\, a. [Cf. F. ornemental.]
Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying;
embellishing.

      Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets
      on their wrists; others, about their ankles. --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

 

 

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