- Also dog tooth. a canine tooth.
- Architecture. any of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usually formed by a radiating arrangement of four sculptured leaves, set close together in a concave molding, used especially in England in the 13th century.
Origin of dogtooth
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A dogtooth violet, commonly called avalanche lily, is abundant.Your National Parks
Enos A. Mills
The sub-arches appear to be about the same date as the transept vaulting, as they have the dogtooth ornament in their mouldings.Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)
Hubert C. Corlette
Hollows of irregular curve sometimes filled with dogtooth ornament or with foliage.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
Nearly all are highly 45enriched with dogtooth; while the mouldings of the west door have conventional foliage as well.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely
W. D. Sweeting
Contemplative between their dark exotic leaves, dogtooth violets fill the light-flecked hollows.Minstrel Weather
- another name for a canine (def. 3)
- architect a carved ornament in the form of four leaflike projections radiating from a raised centre, used in England in the 13th century
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