Origin of palmette
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A wide middle border between two narrow stripes holds the rosette and palmette, and also the lancet leaf, in tiny form.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern
Rosa Belle Holt
Their leading ornamental types may be traced to Asiatic prototypes—the palmette and the rosette, for instance.The Bases of Design
Instead of the palmette is sometimes a crescent, no doubt in allusion to the moon.
The handle curves gracefully to the back of the jawbones, where it is attached to a palmette.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
An ever present feature, also, is the palmette acroterium, treated in conventional ceramic style.
- archaeol an ornament or design resembling the palm leaf
C19: from French: a little palm ²
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