[ an-thee-mee-uh n ]
/ ænˈθi mi ən /
noun, plural an·the·mi·a [an-thee-mee-uh] /ænˈθi mi ə/.
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc.
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Also called honeysuckle ornament.
Origin of anthemion
1860–65; < Greek anthémion, equivalent to ánthem(on) flower + -ion diminutive suffix; see antho-
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British Dictionary definitions for anthemia
/ (ænˈθiːmɪən) /
noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
Word Origin for anthemion
from Greek: a little flower, from anthos flower
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