anthemion

[ an-thee-mee-uhn ]
/ 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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anthemion
/ (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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